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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Public Benefits for Minnesota on
Q: I'm going to be charged with felony wrongfully abstaining public assistance due to not reporting earned income /55000

Will I have jail time no previous thefts I am employed and own a house for 16 years need legal advice

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Nov 28, 2018

Executed jail time is unlikely for a first-time offender convicted of a low-dollar value theft crime. If it did happen, it would likely be short time. It can help in these cases to pay the money back, though it's best to do that through your attorney. Avoid making any statements or consenting to... Read more »

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Q: Do I have to pay back?

Hi, I am in a situation where I have to pay back $1,646.00 back to food stamps. My husband work 2 jobs, i only work one job. They stated that they did not receive my husband's second job pay stubs. They only put in as my husband working one job. So we had $230 worth of food stamps. My 6 months was... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Oct 29, 2015

Have you read all of the fine print of all the things you signed when you applied for food stamps? I will be that there is a clause that says that if they make a mistake and they give you too many food stamps, you have to reimburse them. It is certainly better to pay them back than to have criminal... Read more »

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