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Q: person with no priors is charged w/ larceny, assault & battery, & resisting arrest as misdemeanors will they go to jail

Adult male age 21 was charged with assault & battery, grand larceny & resisting arrest with all charges as misdemeanors. Since he has no priors, when he goes to court in 2 weeks will the judge possibly let him go? No jail time just fines or whatever else?

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Stephen Grooms
Stephen Grooms
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: If he pleads guilty or is found guilty by a Judge or Jury on the charges described then he certainly could be sentenced to active prison time. For example Grand Larceny is a 0-5 year felony charge. Whether or not he is sentenced to prison time will depend on the facts, his past record, and alternative options available. I would recommend you contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to discuss his options, many attorneys will provide a free consult.

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