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Old 07-28-2018, 09:33 AM   #1
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Hello,

What is the maximum sentence for stealing a two dollar item at a drug store in New York? Is such a sentence commonly served in such cases?

Do you have any idea? Thank you.
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Old 07-28-2018, 11:52 AM   #2
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What did your attorney say when you asked?
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:34 AM   #3
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I can't afford a lawyer.
And I have not been charged at this point.
But I still would like to know the answers.
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Old 07-29-2018, 01:38 PM   #4
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Petit Larceny is a class A misdemeanor.

If you get charged you need an attorney. If you "can't afford" one then you should be eligible for a public defender.

Stop stealing things and you won't ever have to worry about it again.
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You can be sentenced to up to one year in jail or three years probation, in addition to a $1000 fine.
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Old 07-30-2018, 09:55 AM   #6
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In this case the amount of the thing is not a matter. The crux is that you have committed a crime and the law will punish you. It is good to contest the case with the help of an attorney.
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Not likely you will get jail if that is your first offense.
At least based on what I have seen at court.
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Not likely you will get jail if that is your first offense.
At least based on what I have seen at court.
Spend a lot of time in court, do you?
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Yeah I do--I work there.
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Yeah I do--I work there.
There?

NY is a big state. Not all courts treat crimes alike.

Obviously you don't get that, Mr. Unregistered.
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