conan6972 asked this question on 4/30/2000:
I just was arrested for trying to still money from work.
You see, I work at Universal studios Hollywood as a parking lot ticket seller.
Ever car that enters to park their car they have to pay $7.00.
I got hold of blank tickets about 100 of them. Took them home and by using my printer I duplicated a copy of the same ticket that we sell at work.
Then I took them to work, and sold them and tried to take the money at the end of the day.
But, they got me red handed and found 80 unsold tickets on me. But they did not find the money that I had already collected. I was still in the cash register.
They booked me and charged me for burglary. And told me that it is a felony.
They put me in jail until my parents put a bail for $15,000. And I promised to appear in court on May 23rd 2000.
Since, I have never been arrested before I have no criminal record. What , in your expert opinion do you think will happen to me. I am scared!!! Do you think the judge will put me in jail or will he give me probation?
Please get back to me. Thanks. ARA
P.S. I am 28 and live in LA, California. My e-mail address is Sarkissian@mailcity.com
Sweetwater_Deputy gave this response on 4/30/2000:
Ok... well I will answer your question based on my experience.
My experience is that first time criminals don't get much punishment. SO I think you should be ok. I would guess.. ( guess mind you ) .. that you will probably get some kind of supervised probation and a fine. I would not imagine that they will put you in prison for this crime as you describe it. If you are remorseful ( judges like that ), then chances are you will get off lightly. HOWEVER.. suggestion.. Do not just plead to the crime cold. Make the state make you a deal. They will not be interested in taking this crime to trial, and if you get a public defender then they will deal it out for you, and that way you can get out of prison time. The fact you don't have a record is in your favor. So have some hope, and get a deal fro the prosecutor... everyone else does.. and they usually have worse criminal records than you do. You are luck enough to be in a state that has overcrowded prisons. :)
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