Q: why would a possession of stolen proprty charge be turned into a felony
A: Sorry to hear. The State may have determined that the value of the dog exceeded $750, which would result in a felony charge. The value of the dog is one of many potential issues that a criminal defense attorney can fight. It would be a good idea to call a criminal defense attorney today. Most of us offer free consultations. Best of luck
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