For example, in Massachusetts, a first offense of shoplifting, where the
merchandise is valued at less than $100, is punishable only by a fine of not more
Depending on the laws in your state, it may be called "petty theft" or "petty larceny
," .... Someone whose first offense is stealing $100 worth of merchandise from a ...
Nov 23, 2012 ... The maximum penalty for a 1st offense shoplifting charge is a fine. You cannot be
sentenced to jail, even if you have a prior offense, regardless ...
What you may not realize, is that charges for shoplifting can range from an ... you
get the charges dropped, reduced or deferred, especially if it's the first offense.
Generally, a first offense shoplifting charge will be issued as a municipal
ordinance violation. For such convictions, there is no possibility of a jail sentence.
All misdemeanor offense carry a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and $1,000
fine although a first time offender would rarely be sentenced ...
Misdemeanor of the first degree when the offense is a first or second offense and
the ... For a first offense, to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250.
§61-3A-3. Penalties. A person convicted of shoplifting shall be punished as
follows: (a) First offense conviction. -- Upon a first shoplifting conviction: (1) When
Larceny is a serious crime under Virginia law, and the penalties can be unusually
strict. Even a first offense larceny/shoplifting charge is a felony if the item ...
While first offense misdemeanor larceny and first offense misdemeanor
shoplifting charges are afforded certain leniency in court, dispositions still cause