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What are the chances of being able to get my petty theft misdemeanor dismissed? It was my first offense.

Belleville, IL |

The amount taken was less than 15 dollars, it was my first offense.

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Dismissal may not be possible. It will depend upon the prosecution. However, if you hire an attorney, your chances are increased and the outcome could be reduced so that you could have the case expunged in 2 years. Please hire a lawyer.


Depends on many factors, hire an attorney for the best outcome.


The chances of getting the case dismissed are stronger if you are represented by a criminal defense attorney. While the amount stolen is relatively small, it is not a factor considered by the prosecution in such proceedings. Good luck!