Q: Can you get more than one 1st offense shoplifting? I had a 1st offense pending, was awaiting court, and got another.
In South Carolina a conviction as opposed to a pending charge is required to enhance a subsequent offense. Further it takes a minimum of 3 property crime convictions to enhance to a felony level property crime. Once you get to a felony level property crime, it carries up to 10 years in prison.
I would recommend you call a criminal defense attorney in the area where you have court for a more detailed case evaluation.
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