Q: What are the possible convictions of a first offense petit theft charge ?
I'm not the type for criminal activity and it was a huge mistake I just dont want this on my record for the rest of my life
probation up to 6 months
jail up 60 days
if less than $100
if more than $100
probation up to 1 year
jail up to 1 year
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A: A first Petit Theft charge (value less than $100) is a second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to $500 in fines and 60 days in jail. If it was a first offense then most likely the accused is looking at probation and fines or a diversion to complete some tasks usually including some community service in exchange for a dropped case.
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