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Q: Is it a bad idea to move out of state before a court hearing for a class B misdemeanor for shoplifting under $500?

I've recently been charged with a class B misdemeanor for shoplifting under $500. I don't have a court date yet but I need legal advice. This is my first charge with anything. I was trying to move to Colorado at the end of September and I still want to but I don't know if... Read more »

Brian Craig
Brian Craig answered on Aug 8, 2020

Consider contacting a Utah criminal defense lawyer. A person convicted of a Class B misdemeanor can face up to six months in jail. Usually, a criminal defendant for a class B misdemeanor needs to make an initial court appearance within 14 days, even it is by video. If the defendant fails to appear,... Read more »

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