a family member is charged with grand larceny 2nd degree for taking 60 thousand dollars from her grandmothers bank account over a period of several months. what are the possible penalties
Criminal Defense Attorney
Grand Larceny in the Second Degree is a class C felony. It is punishable by an indeterminate sentence of up to 5 to 15 years. This means the person is eligible for parole once he or she has served five years in prison.
The minimum sentence, normally, is 5 years of probation. Restitution, i.e. paying back the money stolen, is usually part of the sentence. Of course, if all the money can be paid back in full before or at sentencing, this could help plea negotiations and sentencing considerably.
The person should not pay the money back independently; she should only pay it through her attorney with appropriate receipts. This is something that she should discuss carefully with his attorney. It is not uncommon for victims to deny they have been paid back or for there to be discrepancies, so this needs to be documented carefully.
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