Yes, the state attorney will look at his juvenile record. Whether your brother will do jail time or prison time depends on a lot of factors. It depends on his prior record, the state attorney and the judge. The particular facts of your brother's case can also influence the punishment. This is all assuming that the state has a case and can prove your brother guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Your brother definitely needs to consult an attorney.
The prosecutor will have access to the juvenile record and it may impact how they want to proceed. Depending on how recent the juvenile case was, it could even add points to his scoresheet. The maximum punishment on Dealing in Stolen Property (a second degree felony) is 15 years of prison or probation or any combination thereof. It is unlikely that your brother would get the maximum, but it is not implausible that he could get some amount of jail or even prison. It really depends on his juvenile history, how recent it was, the facts of this case, and the lawyers/judge involved. He needs a lawyer.
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Yes they will pull, review and consider his juvenile record. He is looking at some very serious felony charges. Depending on the position of the victim, he may very well be looking at time in state prison.
I would suggest that he consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Naples.
I don't necessarily disagree with the other attorneys, but I believe it is highly unlikely your brother will get any jail time for this particular charge. However, I suggest he hire a good attorney to make sure he doesn't.
Certain Juvenile convictions at age 16 and 17 will appear on is adult Felony Scoresheet, which may score him to prison based on his current offense and his juvenile history.
Things are done differently in Collier than pretty much anywhere else.
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