Petit Larceny, will i go to jail?

Asked 10 months ago - Candor, NY

My two friends and I stole $405.38 dollars worth of merchandise from wal mart. We obviously got caught and the police gave us a court date. This is the absolute first thing on every single one of our records. Im wondering if we are going to jail? Or if i can still use my ACD? And how much will the fines be? Because im paying for everyones fine. Thank you.

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . Jail is unlikely. What do you mean by use your ACD? You don't get it as of right. I suggest you hire a good criminal defense lawyer.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more
  2. Ronald Steven Nir

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    Answered . There is no way to know what the offer will be but expect to be hit with a plea to a disorderly conduct or the like, an ACD is possible with restitution likely. Look on spending anywhere up to $700. And you should hire an experienced attorney to help you out.

    The advice I have given does not bind the parties in any manner and is merely given as a courtesy.
  3. Marco Caviglia

    Pro

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . An ACD is a common disposition for a first time petit larceny shoplifting, there's not entitlement to it. Since you have the means to pay everyone's fines, then you should hire an attorney to assit and represent you.

    If you found this "helpful" or "best answer," please click it with my appreciation. My response is for... more

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