My question involves criminal law for the state of: Pennsylvania
Hi, I'm from Philadelphia, PA. Two days ago I got arrested and charged with retail theft for shoplifting from Target. The amount of merchandise that I shoplifted was 2 things that were valued $149.99, around $350 total with taxes, give or take. I was held for 18 hours and was given R&R. My court date is next Thursday. I was given a court appointed lawyer. I was wondering will I be doing any jail time? This is my first offense in about 6 years. I got arrested for fraud 6 years ago,(my only other time being arrested) paid fines and was on probation. I'm not sure if it is still on my record because I was given a new DC number when I was processed for retail theft. Any information you can give me will be more than helpful right now. Thank you.