Q: My fiance was charged with felony party to crime of theft by taking. How much time could he serve in jail?
A: The penalty for party to any crime is the same as the crime itself. However, there are several different penalty ranges for theft by taking depending on the amount that was allegedly taken. O.C.G.A. 16-8-12 outlines the penalty ranges for thefts. If your fiance is facing a felony charge, he needs to consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately. That attorney can help him understand the maximum penalty he is facing and determine whether he might have any defenses.
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