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I have court tomorrow for 4th degree theft in Iowa. I have no criminal record and its my 1st offense. What will I be looking at?

Ames, IA |

Will I be looking at jail time or probation and a fine?

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  1. There are always variables that go into every matter, however Theft in the 4th Degree is a serious misdemeanor. It appears the maximum sentence is one year in jail and a fine of $1875. You may be eligible for a deferred judgment. If you have concerns about the effect that this will have on your life, you should contact a local attorney to help guide you through the system.

    Good luck.

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