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    Default Caught Shoplifting in Vermont

    My question involves criminal law for the state of: Vermont. I am a 21 year old university student, and I was caught shoplifting at a Khols in Vermont. This is the first time I have been caught shoplifting. The police were called in and took my information and finger printed me. The value of the goods I took was $69. I was stopped just after leaving the store and I immediately confessed and was cooperative. I was given a mandatory date to appear in court (end of July) and I plan to hire a lawyer. The police officer said that he was recomending me to a program in which I would do community service or something instead of going to court (is this a diversion program?), but that he could not guarantee that this would be an option. What are the chances that I am able to do a program such as this? Is there any way that I could increase that chance? Is it possible to have some sort of settlement without going to court? If I do end up going to court what are the chances that I could end up with jail time for a first (and last) time offence?

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    Default Re: Caught Shoplifting in Vermont

    Almost no one goes to prison for a first shoplifting offense.

    Diversion will be instead of prison... not court.

    Your best chance of increasing this outcome is by obtaining the services of an attorney.

    You will also receive a civil demand in the mail for several hundred dollars. This amount is due above and beyond any fees levied against you by the court.

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    Default Re: Caught Shoplifting in Vermont

    In Vermont the Civil Restitution amount is not less than $25. nor more than $300. The retailers is allowed to charge twice the amount of the theft - in your case you can expect a fine of about $170.00.

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    Default Re: Caught Shoplifting in Vermont

    Thanks. I have a follow question: if I end up with probation, how long would probation normally last? a year? 6 months?

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    Default Re: Caught Shoplifting in Vermont

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    Thanks. I have a follow question: if I end up with probation, how long would probation normally last? a year? 6 months?
    It depends on the individual court.

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