If it's your first offense and you're getting charged with grand larceny, would you be able to make payment arrangement? 16 Answers as of November 15, 2012

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Yes, right after you plead guilty, receive probation, receive your fine, and schedule your community service.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 11/15/2012
Law Office of Melvin Franke | Melvin Franke
It would depend upon the terms of your probation.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 11/9/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
That would be up to the judge. However if you can get it paid quickly they may take that into account when working out a deal.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/9/2012
Law Offices of Phil Hache
Law Offices of Phil Hache | Phil Hache
Grand larceny is a serious charge. It may be posdible for your attorney to work out a civil compromise deal to reduce or dismiss charges, and/or mitigate consequences.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/7/2012
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your case. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/7/2012
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
    You should call my office for a referral to a good criminal lawyer in your area. You will probably plea to a Petty Larceny and pay restitution through probation. You will have a criminal record unless you are offered a Disorderly Conduct, but then you would have to pay the restitution before the plea.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    You could. This might involve a plea bargain but any offense that is bad enough can carry prison time.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    You don't make payment arrangements until after they have convicted you. You need to hire an attorney to help you fight the charge or at the very least determine if they can prove anything against you.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Law Office of John Schum, LLC
    Law Office of John Schum, LLC | John Schum
    You are not likely going to be able to avoid a conviction because you make restitution. You are looking at a felony charge of theft in that is likely to be a class b or c felony depending on the value. That carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison. You will not likely get sentenced to jail provided you have a clean record. There are some legal mechanisms that will allow you to keep this conviction off your record. This is a significant opportunity you should not pass up. You will need a lawyer to have the best chance to keep the conviction off your record and know all the rights and problems with this course of action. This is one of my areas of practice and can help you with this case if you desire. I hope this helps you sort your legal situation out.
    Answer Applies to: Hawaii
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    You will be required to pay restitution, but that may not necessarily prevent you from doing jail time. You may be required to do both.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    Depending on your sentence, you may be able to enter into a payment plan with the court.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    It is possible to make payments on fines. However, the courts work through a finance company that charges outrageous interest.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Law Office of Charles J. Block
    Law Office of Charles J. Block | Charles J. Block
    More than likely the restitution will be made part of your probation/parole.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Payment arrangement should be the last thing on your mind. Larceny is a crime of moral turpitude, and having it means you can kiss your career aspirations goodbye. You need to hire a lawyer to try and beat the case or minimize the charge. That should be your #1 priority now.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    You will probably enter a plea agreement whereby you agree to pay restitution during probation.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 11/7/2012
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    If fines are imposed, the court's collections department will work with you to arrange a monthly payment plan.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/7/2012
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