What is the highest fine the court can charge you for misdemeanor larceny, priors or not?
-If the property stolen has a value of $200.00 or more but less than $1,000, it is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property stolen, whichever is greater.-
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Your friend needs an attorney, now, and your math is correct but the fine is unlikely to be that high UNDER ORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES so take that as a guess for lack for facts.
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Yes, your math is correct. I would highly doubt a judge would impose this fine as I haven’t seen any tripled fines in my 24 year career.
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