What to do regarding proof of community service?

I got charged with misdemeanor theft in kansas. I had to do 30 hours community service. I completed them and turned in the sheet that proves that I did them, to the prosecutor. I got charged with minor in consumption of malt liquor in another state. I have to do 30 hours for that. I haven’t started them yet. If I fax the same sheet that proves I did 30 hours (here) to that other state, is there any possiblity that any of the 2 prosecutors could find out that I cheated and used the same proof-sheet for both charges?

Asked on January 31, 2013 under Criminal Law, Massachusetts


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Yes, there is a good chance the the two prosecutors could find out that you are using the same community service sheet for two separate crimes. One test to show the problem that you may have is that the times that you did community service for one charge could very well pre-date the second charge causing a problem for you.

You need to do community service the correct way for the second charge.

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