what are the penalties in kansas for a felony theft?
my girlfriend had two prior misdomeanor theft convictions in municiple court and then she was charged with two more in district she went to court today and they converted both of them into felony charges.
how much time could she recieve also she has two municiple court cases pending 1( two misdomeanor thefts aswell as a criminal tresspass and the second another misdomeanor theft. which are in different cities in the same county. do municiple courts correspond with district? will they do pretty much the same thing district did?
what is the best possible thing she could do not to serve more than a year or a year and a half? she already has an attorney but hasnt been able to see her yet she is in custody and is wating.
The theft cases in municipal court are Class A misdemeanors. The maximum possible sentence is one year in the county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500 on each. The sentence on the trespass could be up to 6 months and/or a fine of up to $1,000. These sentences could run concurrently or consequtively. Probation can be for up to two years.
The felony thefts are almost certainly level 9 non-person felonies. The possible sentence on a level 9 runs from 5 months to 17 months in the penitentiary. This depends on her criminal history. It is possible for the court to double the sentence but that requires an upward departure motion and jury finding. The felony sentenceces could be concurrent or consecutive to each other and to the municipal cases. There are a lot of factors that go into a determination of the felony sentences and whether probation will be granted. Probation is generally one year in length and a fine can be up to $100,000.
The different courts may be influenced by each other's disposition but they do not coordinate. She needs to discuss all matters with her attorney(s). Without all the details on all the cases, including reports and filed documents, and without discussing the matter with a defendant and the various prosecutors it is impossible to say what the best thing for her to do is. She must discuss the matters with her attorney(s).
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