Theft of services, penalties

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Country: United States of America
State: New Jersey

I have to face a judge for "theft of services" because I did not validate my transportation ticket - and provided false information about my identity. Although I did have a ticket - and proof of previous purchases - I have to plead guilty because I am overdue the 7 day "not guilty" time frame I must inform the courts. Any clues to what my penalties could be or what I could do to help myself in court.

Answer

Normally a fine not much more--if this is the first time...