My question involves criminal law for the state of: Ohio
I was charged with 1st degree misdemeanor for shoplifting around $250.00 merchandise and having $343.00 worth of stolen merchandise on me and was also charged for that which is the receiving stolen property.
I pleaded not guilty and am planning on speaking to a public defender.
I also have a prior misdemeanor for underage consumption which was over a year ago.
What is the probability of jail time? Would getting the underage consumption expunged from my record help if they already mentioned/saw it in court today?