After a prior Misdemeanor Petit Larceny conviction in Arlington Virginia, client was charged in Alexandria with a 2nd Misdemeanor Petit Larceny charge (VA Code 18.2-96), a 3rd charge for Misdemeanor Petit Larceny (VA Code 18.2-96), and a 4th charge for Felony Grand Larceny / Shoplifting (VA Code 18.2-95, 18.2-103).

Virginia law mandates a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days for second and subsequent larceny convictions. Nonetheless, the Alexandria triplet of charges resulted in a REDUCTION of the felony to a misdemeanor with probation but NO JAIL time, 5 days in jail on one misdemeanor, and DROPPING one misdemeanor completely.

City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314.

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§ 18.2-104. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor larceny.
When a person is convicted of an offense of larceny or any offense deemed to be or punished as larceny under any provision of the Code, and it is alleged in the warrant, indictment or information on which he is convicted, and admitted, or found by the jury or judge before whom he is tried, that he has been before convicted in the Commonwealth of Virginia or in another jurisdiction for any offense of larceny or any offense deemed or punishable as larceny, or of any substantially similar offense in any other jurisdiction, regardless of whether the prior convictions were misdemeanors, felonies or a combination thereof, he shall be confined in jail not less than thirty days nor more than twelve months; and for a third, or any subsequent offense, he shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.

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