Q: I was recently charged with theft through Walmart. I was never taken to jail, but I am still worried about jail time.
I have a previous reckless endangerment charge that is pending upon completion alcohol class and $100 which are both done, however I’m worried this new charge will effect that outcome? Am I able to get this theft charged dropped even though I have a pending other charge. I do plan on trying to find a lawyer, I’d just like some feedback. Thank you. This happened in Washington state
A: The ability to DROP the theft charge depends on whether or not they have a good case or not. If you are under conditions on the Reckless Endangerment charge and one of those conditions was no criminal offense then you are probably looking at getting sentenced on that first charge. Sorry to say that but a deal is a deal, and again if the theft charge is tight. Such is life.
A: Yes, if you have another case pending on conditions then a new charge will definitely have an impact on that. Depending on where you are, the new charge might get filed in a week, or might get filed in several months. You should definitely talk in private with an attorney in your area as soon as you can, in case there is a way to mitigate the damage.
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