Q: Hello , my friend got charge of theft of $200 and he never got arrested before can you please tell what will he be charg
A: Petit Theft is a misdemeanor if the value of the item (s) is under $750.00 (new law). Normally, the State will offer a pre-trial diversion program which will result in a dismissal after completion...usually 3-6 months. Your friend should also consider fighting the charges and might get it dismissed without having to do the program. Consult an attorney. Good Luck.
Terrence James O'Sullivan agrees with this answer
A: It depends. If he has no history, a lawyer can try to get him into a diversion program so it will be dropped.
A: Sounds like a petit theft. Your friend needs to consult with an attorney to go over the details of the case.
A: Your friend will be charged with a first degree misdemeanor petit theft since the amount is more than $100.00 but less than $300.00. He faces up to one year in jail or 12 months of probation if convicted. If this is his first, he may be eligible for pretrial diversion program. Your friend should contact an attorney for more information. Good luck!
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