Will there be jail time for petty theft from employer? 2 Answers as of May 16, 2017

If someone was confronted by company loss prevention about a missing bank deposit and that individual was questioned, who then admitted to taking bank deposit ($125) to cover drug addiction, and wrote a statement to this effect, is there a strong chance of serving jail time? Person is active in narcotics anonymous recovery program now, clean for 30 days. Total estimated taken from employer is $325-400. Person is over 50 years old. Court appearance in criminal court due in a month.

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Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
Instead of worrying about the jail time, you need to focus your attention on how you can avoid being convicted. Petty theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted it will really hurt your school/employment aspirations. You should talk to a lawyer, who may be able to work out a deal with the Judge whereby you can earn yourself a dismissal.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/16/2017
Chambers Law Firm
Chambers Law Firm | Dan E. Chambers
Yes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/15/2017
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