Third charge of shoplifting

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Question

Country: United States of America
State: Virginia

Does a judge has to impose jail time on a third offence of shoplifting. I have been accused of shoplifting a bag of candy. I have two prior shoplifting charges six years ago as well as 4 bad check charges.

Answer

It can be negotiated down--but three times will be a difficult scenario for you; try to have counsel involved.