It depends upon whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. We do not know what it was that you were charged with exactly, but the first one you mention appears to be a misdemeanor, and the second one a felony.
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Theft of over $500 is a felony. "Fighting" could be a misdemeanor or a felony. Factors that would make this a felony include, but are not limited to: serious injury or use of a weapon. Taking to an attorney about the details of this situation would give you a better idea about what you are looking at.
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"Fighting" can be a misdemeanor or a felony. $500.00 is a felony amount. Seek a local criminal defense attorney.
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