Nashville, TN asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: I have 3 misdemeanor shoplifting charges and I want to plead guilty and pay the fines but I can not go to jail

I have small children and I can't go to jail

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Lance Mixon
Lance Mixon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Flowood, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: Many judges across the state have a policy a mandatory jail time to serve, even on one (1) first offense lifetime shoplifting charge. 1 is serious enough, but 3 will surely raise red flags with the court. My advice is to contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss options.

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