Q: Second degree theft by deception for a person with no criminal record, what are the chances of serving jail time?
A: A second degree theft by deception charge has a presumption of incarceration for 5 to 7 years even for first time offenders. But a good lawyer may be able to reduce or elimate this for you so pick a good one to get the best results.
A: Second degree felony offenses in New Jersey carry mandatory sentences between five and ten years in state prison. Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the case an experienced attorney may be able to obtain a downgrade to a degree that does not carry with it the presumption of imprisonment.
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