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for lucy what will likely be the out come since i plane

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what will likely be the out come since i plane to please guilty
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 6 years ago.

If you're willing to plead guilty, they'll usually let you do pre-trial diversion. That's what I mentioned earlier, where they'll dismiss the charges if you complete probation. This is important because a theft conviction can seriously harm your chances of getting a job later - and some jobs may fire you.

Otherwise, if that's not an option for some reason, for a first offense, you would usually just pay a fine. It's unlikely that you would go to jail.