What are the charges of 1st degree theft on a minor?

My parents are pressing charges against me for stealing money from them.

Bremerton, WA -

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Liza E. Burke

Liza E. Burke

Juvenile Law Attorney - Seattle, WA
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Most of us know that theft means stealing. What makes it first degree is the amount stolen. If it is alleged that over $1,500 was stolen, then the theft becomes first degree. First degree theft is a felony. If you are under the age of 18, then the prosecutor could file charges against you in juvenile court. There is not specific class of theft for minors. The significance of a minor committing a crime of theft is that it is handled in juvenile court.

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