Is it a felony to shoplift while on an ankle bracelet monitor? 9 Answers as of October 09, 2013

My son is on felony probation and was put on ankle monitor. He broke the law by shoplifting yesterday is it a felony?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
It does not become a felony because he is on ankle monitor. He is facing jail, because he is clueless.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 10/9/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
It depends on the circumstances of the crime.? I need more information.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/7/2013
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
It depends on what he took and related circumstances. As a minimum he broke his probation terms.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 10/7/2013
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
The offense would not be a felony based upon your son's status at the time of offense. He may however be in serious trouble with the court that put him on probation.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 10/7/2013
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
In the ordinary case, no. But there are factors that can make a simple petty theft a felony. A possible violation of felony probation is much more problematic that a shoplifting charge, although there can be other enhancements that apply for committing an offense while out of custody in a separate case. You should discuss this all with a criminal defense attorney who can advise you in detail.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/7/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    No it would be a misdemeanor, but he needs an attorney to avoid a another conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 10/7/2013
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    If he has no other arrests for petty theft, this shoplifting will be a misdemeanor. However, it is probation and he could have the probation revoked and spend time in jail.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/7/2013
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    It is based on value of product, not whether you have on bracelet.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 10/7/2013
    Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
    That depends on several factors, specifically the amount of items taken, and what he was convicted for. Either way, it is likely that he has a probation violation for his prior felony. The best thing to do is find a criminal defense attorney in your area. He will need representation to help him get the best possible outcome.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 10/7/2013
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