Kevin H Pate | Kevin H Pate
Can the crime result in going to jail? Yes. Is going to jail the most likely result for a first time offender? No. For a first time offender, especially if the person is contrite and accepts responsibility for the conduct, the more likely result is a deferral of judgment, with conditions to be met during the deferral period, along with costs, fines and whatever fees are associated with meeting the conditions imposed. Making restitution, where appropriate, is typically required of the defendant as well. Another option if the defendant is not eligible for a deferral of judgment is to impose a conviction but suspended the time to be spent incarcerated and require costs, fines and fees etc. to be paid and conditions of probation to be met.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
TAMBASCO & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys at Law | R. Tambasco
If convicted for a felony or misdemeanor there are various factors which a court may consider in sentencing. Some may be aggravating and some mitigating under the statue. Whether a first offense or not, one could face executed time depending on what the court finds.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Jail should be the least of your concerns. Larceny is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted you can kiss your career aspirations goodbye. Hire a lawyer before you get duped into a plea that you will regret for life.
Answer Applies to: California