Q: My sister was arrested for THEFT BY RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY- FELONY for a car I believe in Gwinnett county Georgia.
ACQUIRING LICENSE PLATE FOR PURPOSE OF CONCEALING IDENTIFICATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE
What type of sentence comes with these charges? Looking for lawyer to help with case.
A: The statutory framework that govern penalties for theft offenses in Georgia is somewhat convoluted. However, in general, there is a progressive sentencing guideline based on the value of the subject of the theft. For felony theft by receiving offenses, the low end would be 1-5 years if the value was at least $1,500.01; the high end would be 2-20 years if the value exceeded $24,999.99. As for the "acquiring license plate . . ." charge, it is a misdemeanor punishable up to 12 months in jail. I recommend your sister speak with a criminal defense attorney about her case. In addition to defending her and obtaining a favorable resolution, an attorney may be able to negotiate one of several options that protects your sister's record. Best of luck.
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