Without knowing the facts of the case, I can tell you that a person convicted of a fifth degree felony can face imprisonment from six months to one year and/or fines not more than $2,500 per offense. That being said, community control can be a possibility. These are serious charges, and a person charged with these offenses should speak with an attorney immediately to discuss his or her options.
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You should seek experienced counsel in the county wherein your charges originate.
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A fifth degree felony carries a maximum of 12 months in prison however most do not have any mandatory jail time. House Bill 86 made it increasingly difficult (not impossible) to send non-violent offender's without a felony conviction in the previous five years to prison. It is still possible though. I suggest you contact a good criminal defense attorney in your area who can assist you with your case. Remember if you win your case there is no jail and typically a person with a good attorney gets the benefit of a better sentence. Good luck.
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