2nd Degree Property of Theft question

Asked almost 2 years ago - Birmingham, AL

I was wondering if my child's father stole $2,000.00 and my .380 pistol out of my car, what will his penalty be? He asked for my keys while we were at my ultrasound to get some change out the car. He had the nurse to give me my keys back to me and he had someone to come pick him up from the hospital. What will he be fined with, if he gets fined?

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  1. Randy William Ferguson

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . It carries 2-20 years if no prior felonies. More if priors. He would get fines and costs.

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  2. Patrick Mahaney


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . Under the Code of Alabama, 1975, section 13A-8-4, titled 'Theft of property in the second degree.' states that Theft of property in the second degree is punished as a Class C felony. Among the elements of the offense include: .... "(d) The theft of a firearm, rifle, or shotgun, regardless of its value, constitutes theft of property in the second degree." The punishment for a Class C felony may include imprisonment in the state prison system for not more than 10 years or less than 1 year and 1 day. In addition, the trial court may impose a fine of not more than $15,000. The theft of money in the amount of $2000 is also classified as a Class C felony offense. The offender may be tried on two felonies - the first being the theft of cash and the other being the theft of a firearm. If convicted of both offenses, the trial court may order the sentences to be served concurrently. However, the trial court has wide discretion in this matter and may impose supervised probation in lieu of imprisonment. A great deal depends on the offender's prior criminal record, if any, and the Pre-Sentence Investigation that is prepared by the Probation Officer.

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Theft is taking someone's property without his or her consent. Theft includes, but is not limited to, shoplifting, taking someone's mail, and stealing a car.

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