I was caught shoplifting in Walmart. I had a pack of lighters and they said I changed prices on items and put them back. This is my 3rd misdemeanor shoplifting charge.
The short answer is yes. A third conviction for misdemeanor theft by shoplifting is still a misdemeanor but it carries the following additional incarceration sentencing conditions - ‘not less than 30 days or confinement in a “special alternative incarceration-probation boot camp,” probation detention center, or other community correctional facility of the Department of Corrections for a period of 120 days or shall be sentenced to monitored house arrest for a period of 120 days and, in addition to such types of confinement, may be required to undergo psychological evaluation and treatment to be paid for by the defendant; and such sentence of imprisonment or confinement shall not be suspended, probated, deferred, or withheld.’ You should also be aware that a 4th conviction for even misdemeanor theft by shoplifting is a felony.
Yes, you are facing jail time and if you get convicted and get caught against you will be prosecuted for a felony.
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