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Charged with Theft Again - Consequences?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Alexander, 14 July 2014.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander Member

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    Hello, tricky question here. Earlier this year I was charged with a theft of $112 from a previous employer. I was given a 12 month probation and fined the amount stolen plus court and legal fees. I have long since paid those off. Recently I was charged again with the theft of a grocery item to the value of $7.76. It was of my own doing. I placed the item in my jacket pocket so I could carry more items with me. I reached the self service checkout and realized I didn't have enough to pay for it all. I panicked, paid for the items I had on hand and went to leave and was apprehended by store security and later charged with theft. I have since paid the store the owed $7.76 and have been given a trespass order for the next 12 months. I'm yet to receive a summons to court over the matter but I assume I will.

    What sort of fines and consequences am I looking at? Prison time? I'm stressing out bit time about a stupid mistake.
     
  2. Toqual

    Toqual Well-Known Member

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    I strongly don't feel that petty theft will result in imprisonment.
     

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