We will continue here
The crime for a first offender is a misdemeanor
. As such, the penalty includes up to a $1000 fine and it also has a potential jail sentence
, though on a first offense, I highly doubt you will be given any jail time.
I suggest you would more than likely be given a probation that may allow you to have it removed from your record if you are successful in the completion with no other crimes in the meantime.
However, because there is a potential for jail time, I suggest you may want to at least consult with a local attorney. You do not want a situation where you go into court and get a sentence
That is your decision.
Generally, in these matters, you appear you tell the court what happened, give a reason why you did it, a fine is issued, you are given probation and community service
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