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today I go to put my plea in on a theft ticket. The ticket

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today I go to put my plea in on a theft ticket. The ticket reads that I attempted to take 35.00 from my employer. My employer was being nice they have me for much more, but only turned me in for that. With out an attorney present being my first offense is there anything I can do or say to the prosecutor to get the charges reduced or droped and if not what do you think the penalty is.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  J D Haas replied 7 years ago.
Here is the penalty--Probably a $150.00 fine. Please see: I cannot predict if you will be successful in getting the charges dropped, but that would be the best outcome for you. The fact that this is your first offense is in your favor. Explain to the prosecutor that you know that you made a mistake, you have accepted responsibility, you will make restitution and pay a fine, but that you would like the charges dropped as this may effect your future employment. Please let me know if I can help you further.

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