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Will i Go to jail

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Will i Go to jail
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello, Generally for a first non-violent crime, such as a theft offense, a defendant will be able to resolve a criminal case without having to serve any time in jail, unless the amount stolen is very, very high. Typically, although the complainant will want a defendant prosecuted for his or her unlawful act, what the complainant also wants is the money back that he lost due to the defendant's crime. Therefore, the most common offer from a prosecutor on this type of offense would involve probation with restitution to the complainant. In that way, the defendant can be out in the world, obtain another job, and would be able to afford to pay the complainant his money back during the course of his probation.