Shoplifting first offense

This is a discussion on Shoplifting first offense within the Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure forums, part of the Legal Questions & Answers Forum category; I was caught right at the door taken to the security room and about 30minutes later, arrested in KY on Dec.5th,2011. I was taken to jail and booked luckily I ...

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    I was caught right at the door taken to the security room and about 30minutes later, arrested in KY on Dec.5th,2011. I was taken to jail and booked luckily I was able to post bail a few hours later.I know this is a misdemeanor my total was 49.14 but I am scared to death I am a mom of two and a full time student I have never been in trouble before. Can any one tell me what I may be facing? this was Walmart.


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    It is difficult to say because there too many unknown factors. For example, it is up to the district attorney to determine what charges to press, whether to offer you a plea deal and what kind. Also even if you are found guilty at trial (assuming you have a trial), it is ultimately up to the judge what sentence to impose unless he is following some mandatory statutory guidelines. I would recommend speaking to a criminal law attorney or getting a public defender. If you are interested in a free criminal defense case evaluation, you can submit this form:
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