Will I do jail time, get house arrest, or what will happen?

Asked about 1 year ago - Las Vegas, NV

I am a juvenile on formal probation, and last weekend i was arrested for shoplifting beer at a Smiths. At booking a guy who worked there told me that the cop who had arrested me didn't charge me with anything. Although when my mom went to pick me up, they said that the information will be sent to my PO. I have to see my PO tomorrow and I don't know what to expect. I was also listed as a run away from my mom and in booking they told me that they would send that information to the judge, and i don't know what could happen there either. I have 4 months left of probation.

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Michael Ivan Gowdey

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . If no charges were filed, then it is up to your PO to decide whether or not to charge you with a violation. As for what will occur, that depends on negotiations between your counsel and the DA, or if none are successful, up to the judge. I've done a lot of juvenile work, and I suggest you hire a good lawyer who knows the juvenile process. Don't rely on the Public Defender. Depending on what your underlying offense was for, you could end up at Spring Mountain or even Caliente if your lawyer isn't aggressive and persuasive.

  2. Theodor Kaplun

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Its at the discretion of your PO, and there are a lot of variables including your compliance up to this point etc, my suggestion is that you speak with a criminal defense lawyer in your area to determine your best course of action.

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