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First time offense on all of these charges, can you

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For a first time offense on all of these charges, can you avoid jail time by either pleading guilty or going to a diversion program?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.Jail time for a first offense on a minor theft charge or other similar minor charges would be very unlikely, even if a person plead guilty or was found guilty. If a person got an ACD/diversion, they would avoid jail entirely --that is the point of the ACD.