Friend is convicted felon for drugs/forgery. Has 4 yrs left of felony probation. Recently he and girlfriend were arrested. Both had same charges of possession of firearm by felon and possession of meth. He had an additional charge of driving on suspended license. How much time is he potentially looking at and will he most likely have more probation and fines when sentenced?
Without details as to each charge and past record, plus knowing who is the prosecutor and the judge, and the strength of the cases, no way to know. In some cases, the total sentence could be many more months, many years or even decades. It likely includes significant jail time. The fact your friend is asking you and not a lawyer is scary. He badly needs counsel.
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