I live in ohio and got a forth degree grand theft charge.its my frist time being in trouble. what is a possible sentence.

i already did 30 days then they let me out on pre trial. and im on that untin sentenceing..does being on house arrest until sentenceing help me.

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Brian Russell Hester

Brian Russell Hester

Criminal Defense Attorney - Hamilton, OH
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If you have no prior criminal convictions, Ohio law statutorily presumes you will be placed on probation from one to five years. However, the potential prison sentence is anywhere between six to eighteen months. The Court may suspend the imposition of prison and place you on probation, but could impose a prison sentence later if you violate your probation.

You should either retain a lawyer or, if you qualify, ask the Court to appoint counsel for you.

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