Will i go to jail for getting charged with shoplifting while on probation for the same?

Have a 45 day suspended sentence for 2 years. I’ve already almost completed one year and was supposed to get off of supervised at the end of next month. Also, the new charge is in a different county if that matters.

Asked on May 25, 2012 under Criminal Law, North Carolina


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Anytime a person is on probation, that person is not supposed to pick up any new criminal charges, regardless of whether or not they have actually been convicted of the new offense. You may want to consult a criminal defense attorney in your area because the judge could sentence you to the 45 days or more in jail on the probation order, and you could be looking at additional jail time if convicted on the new offense. 

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