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(1) In addition to any other offense and penalty provided by law, it shall be unlawful for any person eighteen (18) years of age or older to encourage, aid or abet any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to commit the crime of shoplifting as defined in Section 97-23-93. In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates this section shall be punished as follows:
(a) Upon a first conviction the defendant shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), or punished by imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(b) Upon a second conviction the defendant shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or punished by imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(c) Upon a third or subsequent conviction the defendant shall be guilty of a felony and fined One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or imprisoned for a term not exceeding three (3) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(2) In addition to the penalties prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, the court is authorized to require the defendant to make restitution to the owner of the property where shoplifting occurred in an amount equal to twice the value of such property.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 97. Crimes § 97-23-94. Aiding or abetting shoplifting by minor; punishment - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-97-crimes/ms-code-sect-97-23-94/
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