Will I go to jail for first offense shoplifting?

In California, shoplifting is defined as entering an open business with the intent to steal merchandise worth $950 or more.  For a first offense, shoplifting will typically be charged as a misdemeanor.  The punishment for a misdemeanor shoplifting conviction is up to 6 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. An experienced criminal defense lawyer Orange County, CA may be able to negotiate a plea bargain that does not include jail time for a first offense shoplifting.

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