Lewistown, PA asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: How can I stay out of jail on this chsrge

Accused of stealing a car from enterprise

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Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Yardley, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If you are accused of stealing a car then you’re likely looking at a felony of the third degree which is a maximum of 3 1/2 to 7 years in jail. Whether you go to jail depends upon many factors. First in for most, the judge will look at the facts of the case. Second, they will look to see whether you have a prior criminal record. The more of a past history, the greater chance of going to jail. You should consult with and retain an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible as a good attorney will give you some advice about things to do to make the case look better. He may also have a defense because the state must prove that you intended to not return the vehicle to its rightful owner. A good attorney may be able to negotiate the theft charge down to a lesser misdemeanor such as an authorized use of a vehicle for other lesser charges. Good luck!

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