Would I go to jail or prison for first time petty theft (worth $3.50)? This is my first offense ever. I'm 18 and still in HS.

Which is worst and which would I go to? How long would I go there for? How much will this stupid mistake cost my family and I (beginning to end)? What are the chances of me going to jail/prison? I "stole" a $3.50 candy/protein bar. What happened was I put the bar in my pocket, but then I took it out. The clerk then came up to me and asked to see my pockets so I did so and she found nothing. She said sorry and thank you. Within a minute or so I went up to the front desk and bought the same candy bar.

Las Vegas, NV -

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William Berry Palmer

William Berry Palmer

Personal Injury Lawyer - Las Vegas, NV
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No jail or prison with this type of offense and likely that charges will not be accepted by the DA.

Thomas D. Boley

Thomas D. Boley

Criminal Defense Attorney - Las Vegas, NV
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Asked and answered.

Inga L Stevens

Inga L Stevens

Social Security Lawyers - Portland, ME
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You already asked a similar question and received a good response.

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