It will vary from county to county.
Shoplifting is the unlawful taking of merchandise from a store. You can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor, depending upon the value of the stolen merchandise and your criminal record.
Typical punishment for First Offense:
- Small fine.
- 1 to 3 years informal probation.
- Community service.
Answered by Steven Choi on 10.14.10.