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3 open petty larceny charges. Now a detective is looking to charge me w/ grand larceny in the 4th.

Long Beach, NY |

All these charges are coming up from march-april, and I have never been in trouble before then, and since then I have been a productive member of society. I also am 4 months pregnant. I just in the past few days found out about the detective looking for me, I am not sure exactly what is for, however the detective made it seem as if it was in the 4th degree.

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Well--if it's related to another petit larceny, and the retail value exceeded $1000, it would become a felony.
If you go to the precinct, make no statements NO MATTER WHAT he promises or threatens. If you only have these cases, jail can be avoided in this situation.
Good Luck.

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You should get an attorney--if you have been charged with a crime, it doesn't make sense to wait around until you get charged.

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That's a felony. Retain a criminal defense lawyer if you haven't already. Don't speak to the police.

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Time to retain a criminal defense lawyer right away.

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