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Ill have a court next week, and I got charge for 4th degree

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I'll have a court next week, and I got charge for 4th degree theft. I am wondering what's gonna happen to me? I live in Alaska. Please give me some ideas about this...I've never got in trouble before. Thank you
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

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Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

Theft in the 4th degree is a 4th degree misdemeanor in Alaska. It is a minor offense that typically would involve no jail time. You will want to consider a not guilty plea and request a public defender. If a public defender is not appointed, request a conference with the prosecutor. You can discuss a diversion program to keep this off of your record. For example, community service or a fine.