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what would usual punishment be for retail theft misdemeanor -2nd offense
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Criminal Lawyer: joelaws8, Lawyer replied 5 years ago
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago

yes I also have medical documentation showing I needed a blood transfusin but my pub defender never would meet with me to view it

this time no excues except I just found out my husbando 1 years was gay and the object of his afection was my son my daughter was shooting up drugs i thought she was sober the day i singed the lease with her she quit her job I am supporing 2 kid and grandaughter on 714 in disability and i snapped

Criminal Lawyer: joelaws8, Lawyer replied 5 years ago
I am very sorry that you are going through such a terrible time. Hopefully the judge will be lenient on you due to your circumstances.
Florida state laws punish a petit theft as a second degree misdemeanor with a sentence of imprisonment for up to sixty days and a fine in an amount up to $500.
However, because you have a prior conviction for petit theft, the state may prosecute a subsequent offense as a first degree misdemeanor, which may result in a sentence of up to one year and a fine up to $1,000.
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