"Theft 2â€³ is second degree misdemeanor theft, punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 and imprisonment for up to 180 days. All criminal cases are serious. Make sure you have a lawyer.
I will simply add that a defendant charged with Theft II in not entitled to a jury trial. As such, it is critical to have an experienced lawyer by your side who can defend the case by preparing a defense that would appeal to the particular Judge assigned to the case.
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TI and T2 are designations with different penalties based on the value of the item allegedly stolen. If the value of the property is more than $1000 you are facing TI, and less -- you are facing a T2 charge. In short, T2 is a misdemeanor and T1 a felony -- jury demandable.
You can refer to our website for more detailed information on this charge and other theft related crimes in the District.
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