You may be able to negotiate the dismissal of the charge upon successful completion of certain conditions. A theft conviction would likely affect your ability to obtain employment and housing. The chances for a jail sentence on a first time conviction are slim. The amount of the fine will depend on your economic circumstances but cannot exceed $1,000.00.

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