1st time offender charged with Accessory Tampering with a motor vehicle - 1st degree
3 counts total - all the same charge.
Criminal Defense Attorney
max: up to 7 years and/or $5,000 fine
You need an attorney.
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The above attorney is absolutely correct. You need an attorney. What the "likely" punishment is depends on the specific facts and charges, what judge you are in front of, what county you are in, what prosecutor is prosecuting the case and countless other factors. As the previous attorney mentioned, the max penalty for a class C felony is 7 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. I noticed that you have three counts. Each count would carry that penalty, making your maximum sentence 21 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Most importantly, you need an experienced attorney to protect your rights and evaluate the evidence against you.
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I agree with the other attorneys. There are many factors that play in to what the likely punishment is. However, in Greene County on a first offense of this type, you are likely not looking at prison time. However, you need to hire a good lawyer in order to avoid that possible consequence. The judges and prosecutors are typically fair but there is a lot that goes into it. Best of luck!