how many years you stay in jail for a charge of grand theft 3rd degree?
Criminal Defense Attorney
The maximum sentence is five (5) years in state prison, but here in Miami a defendant usually would have to go to trial and be found guilty to see a multi-year prison sentence on a charge like this. We have enough violent crime down here, so 3rd degree property crimes are not prosecuted as zealously as they would had you been elsewhere. If a defendant has no criminal history, his/her attorney can attempt to negotiate a pretrial program/conditional dismissal with the State Attorney. If the defendant's criminal history is limited and he/she is out of custody, a probation offer could be likely. If the defendant is in custody, the court or the state may simply offer a short jail sentence just to resolve the matter expeditiously.