I went to target with no money and my friends told me if I didn't take what they wanted I wouldn't be able to talk to them again and they're all I have so naturally I did it. I’m only 14 and they involved an officer and I have a court date. Will I be sentenced to a year in jail? Or only put on probation?
With your age and if this is your first offense you are very unlikely to face any detention (juvenile jail). You and your parents should talk with the prosecutor and they should offer you diversion or a deferred judgment. You may want to speak with an attorney about your situation and options. Good luck.
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