State of Illinois law
I have a completely clean record - no traffic violations, anything, ever - prior to this misdemeanor charge (total of $22)I placed something in my bag, out of the package and forgot about it - I know, likely story) what penalties can I expect? Realistically. I know that I can pay up to $1000 and spend a year in jail, but what can I actually expect? How much in fines?
If I am convicted of a retail theft misdemeanor that I "committed" in Illinois, and I live in Florida and am sentenced to serve community service (which seems to be a popular penalty) will I be expected to serve the community service in Chicago?