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I was caught stealing on the job for totaling 112.00. This

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I was caught stealing on the job for totaling 112.00. This my first offense, I don't have a record, I'm thirty years old and very sorry. Times are very hard now I have no job still no excuses. Tell me the worse I live in lima, oh. Am I going to jail.
Hello, thank you for your question.

Theft of property or merchandise of under $300 is considered a first degree misdemeanor in Ohio. It is technically punishable under the law by up to 6 months in jail, a fine, or both.

While a judge has the authority to sentence you to jail, as a first time offender with no criminal record, you would likely just get a fine, probation, court costs, community service, or a combination of any or all of these things. Petty theft is actually a very minor offense.

You may wish to consult with a local criminal defense attorney or the public defender to discuss this matter further. Typically, attorneys with 1-5 years experience offer lower fees.

Good luck to you. If you have any additional questions, please press the reply button, and I will be happy to assist you further.

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