What are possible criminal charges for a $15 unpaid cab fare?

Asked on November 18, 2014 under Criminal Law, Minnesota


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking you would probably be charged with petty theft if the value of the property or services stolen is $500 or less. A person who commits theft at this level will receive a sentence of imprisonment of not more than 90 days and/or a fine of not more than $1,000. (Minn. Stat. Ann. § 609.52 Subd. 3(5).)  Think twice. 

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