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Was arrested for fourth degree grand larceny

Utica, NY |

walked towards the door but there is merchandise there and a lady yelled for security so i left without exiting with the merchandise in the cart then two and a half months later i was charged because some worker took down a license plate the investigator kept asking me if i intended to steal it i said no so he gave me a desk appearance ticket but yet im a predicate felony offender does that sound kind of weird because i always thought you were supposed to be put in jail and arraigned for a crime like that especially with a record they also charged me for the crime on a day that it didnt happen and i was in rehab will that make a differance in court will i have bail set or will i be ror again i have a job and attend 5 to 7 self help meetings a week will that make a differance at arraignment

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Hire a good lawyer, plan for the worst, hope for the best. Sounds like you have some good arguments for no bail.


Very interesting case. If you stopped before a crime was committed you have a great case. That combined with a seious error on the date work in your favor. ROR is a distinct possibikity but not a guarantee. Keep up the self help workshoos.


More facts are needed. Hire a god criminal defense lawyer.

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If you were given a DAT and you show up for your arraignment on time, there is little reason for the court to impose bail since you are apparently not a flight risk.

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