What are the penalties for shoplifting? 2 Answers as of January 06, 2012

I am13 and I was caught shoplifting. This is my first offense and I am wondering what the possible penalties are? I keep reading things about jail time for 6 months or so.

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Bloom Legal, LLC
Bloom Legal, LLC | Seth J. Bloom
The penalties will generally vary based upon the specific circumstances surrounding your arrest and the value of the goods stolen. Your charges will likely be brought in juvenile court and will be applied accordingly.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 1/6/2012
Law Office of Michael R. Garber
Law Office of Michael R. Garber | Michael R. Garber
You're a juvenile so you'll be in juvenile court. You probably will be given probation with plenty of conditions to fulfill. Your parents might also be able to talk to the DA about avoiding a juvenile prosecution by fulfilling certain conditions.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 1/6/2012
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