I get this question all the time. Whether the potential client has never been to court before or has had many interaction with the criminal justice system. The truth is that it really does depend on your case, your criminal record, the details of the alleged theft, the strength of the Commonwealth case, and a whole host of factors that need to be sorted out.
If you’ve been charged (be it a misdemeanor of felony), you must speak with an attorney immediately to determine what, if any, defenses you have. The attorney will also be able to give at least a frame work to determine if jail time is a possibility or likely.
For questions about your case, feel free to call BenGlassLaw at (703)584-7277.