If someone s arrested for a Class A misdemeanor and they are a first-time offender, will they serve jail time?

Asked on August 12, 2013 under Criminal Law, Illinois

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Cutom and practice in our judiciary system throughout all states in this country a first time conviction for a misdemeanor does not result in automatic jail time. Usually the offender is placed on court probation or general probation for up to one year.


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