Shoplifting can cover everything from candy to alcohol, combs to jewelry, and
cleaning supplies to computer equipment. Even if this is your first offense, you
For example, in Massachusetts, a first offense of shoplifting, where the ... not
more than $250, and the relevant statute makes clear that jail time is not an
However, the crime of shoplifting is the same for juveniles as it is for adults. ... In
minor, first-time cases of shoplifting, a juvenile court may choose to do nothing ...
Generally, a first offense shoplifting charge will be issued as a municipal ... also
charge a shoplifter criminally; that is, with an offense that may result in jail time. ...
Given the potential consequences, you need to be represented by a criminal ...
In most instances, shoplifting or petty theft is a misdemeanor, or a low-level
offense. ... little value. However, the consequences can be significant. ....
Depending on the circumstances, first-time offenders may have the option of “
diversion,” a ...
... can lead to consequences for a client that will be felt for a long time to come. ...
in lieu of having a criminal case in the court, especially if it is a first time arrest.
You are at risk of possible jail time. The first thing you have to look at to determine
your possible jail time risk even for a shoplifting first offense is the actual ...
Mar 12, 2008 ... a couple months ago i was caught shoplifting a pair of fourteen dollar socks from
jcpenny. (stupid, i know, i know, i know!) i hate myself for it and ...
Nov 15, 2012 ... Shoplifters who are caught are often prosecuted, but some may also face civil
recovery ... And it was, for both of us, the first time we'd ever committed a
misdemeanor. ..... And there are other serious consequences, as well.
Mar 5, 2013 ... It's a First Offense Shoplifting- What Happens if I Get Caught ... A conviction for
shoplifting is a theft conviction and could have future consequences, such as ... a
notice to appear at a specific court on a specific date and time.