Robbery and Shoplifting

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If I Am Caught Shoplifting, Will That Go On My Record?

If you're convicted, or charged and arraigned, for any crime, it's going to go on your record. There are different gradations in terms of shoplifting and theft, depending upon the value of the items. However, these are crimes, still. So if a criminal complaint does issue, and if there is a guilty, that guilty will be on your record, just like the initial arraignment, the initial case, as well as what happened to that case, will be on your record.

Could I Go To Jail For Stealing Something That Is Worthless In Massachusetts?

You could potentially go to jail for stealing something, even if there isn't a lot of financial value to what it is that you stole. There is a cutoff point, for example for more than $250, from petit loss to grand larceny. Again, it's going to be the facts and circumstances that control whether the prosecutor is looking for jail time, your record's going to be a part of that consideration. And your defense attorney, in terms of what the judge is going for in terms of a sentence if there is a conviction.

Will I Go To Jail If I'm Arrested For Robbery In Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, if you're convicted for robbery or burglary, you very easily can go to prison. They're felonies, and there are different gradations of it, but you can go to jail. On the other hand, it's possible that you don't go to jail. What's the difference? The facts, and certainly the circumstances of the case, and your defense? Do you have an attorney who knows what they're doing; who knows what they're putting forth to the judge, the prosecutor, the jury, to first of all, try for acquittal, but if not, not being sentenced to a lot of years in prison which you can be.

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