My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Jersey
My son is being charged third degree theft for stealing 15,000 from his place of employment. he has no previous record. the judge said he could serve time in jail but i dont think he can because he has never commited a crime before. he is 20 years old. what can i expect by way of punishment? i'm in the process of contacting a lawyer. this was stolen in cash through manipulating paperwork.