Laplace, LA asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana

Q: i have a misdemeanor summons for theft will i go to jail ?

this is my first offense and the amount was $790 the store that it was stolen from doesn't consider $790 a felony. if the amount was $1000 then i wouldve been charged with a felony

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: It is highly unlikely that yo will go to jail if you following the orders of the court. That said, your goal here should not be going to jail but mitigating the charge to keep it off of your record. The best way to do this is to hire a criminal defense lawyer in your area-----or at least consult with a few to determine your options---and then if necessary hiring the one with whom you are most comfortable. Since you have a clean record, you should try to keep that record clean. Good luck.

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