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Will I have to go to jail for stealing clothes?

This is my first time getting arrested. I was at WalMart and got busted with a couple dresses and some makeup in my bag. I have court in a couple weeks. Will I be sent to jail?! I have kids and don't know what to do.

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Well go to court and plead not guilty, if you plead guilty you lose all bargaining power. Get a lawyer.See if something can be worked out where you end up with no record. This is huge. What employer wants to hire a thief.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/11/2013
    Eric S. Lumberg | Law Office of Eric S. Lumberg
    7001 Orchard Lake Rd.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48322
    (248) 626-8383
    Hire a lawyer to review your case and look into any defenses and other resolutions.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/10/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Even a first time offender might be sent to jail for the maximum time indicated on the charge papers. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, then apply to the office of the public defender for an appointed one.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 1/8/2013
    Craig Andersen | Andersen Law PLLC
    10000 NE 7th Ave Suite 330B
    Vancouver, WA 98685
    (360) 397-0111
    It is unlikely that you would be sentenced to jail on a first offense.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/8/2013
    John F Brennan | Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    24001 Greater Mack
    St Clair Shores, MI 48080
    (586) 778-0900
    Doubtful but you do need an attorney to attempt to keep this off your permanent record.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/7/2013
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