Ripley, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: What happens for a 2nd offense shoplifting charge? Will I automatically go to jail?

The first offense happened 3 years ago. I was banned from the property for a year. I got a diversion when that incident happened & didn’t get into any more trouble until sometime last week when the 2nd offense happened. What the worse that can happen? What are some of my possible options??

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Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The best thing to do is to hire an attorney to get you the best possible deal.

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