what is the maximum sentencing she can recieve? she has nothing else on her record except minor traffic violations. She was accused of using one of her clients credit cards while she was her caregiver. the case is still being investigated and she has not been contacted. I am aware that credit card fraud cases can take a very long time and sometimes they never get resolved what should she think at this point?
There are not enough facts here to be able to determine the maximum sentence. She may be charged with first-degree misdemeanor Misuse of Credit Cards, which would have a maximum of 180 days in jail. However, if she ran up a bill on the card, that charge may be a felony of varying degrees. She may also be charged with Theft or Receiving Stolen Property or any number of other charges which may be felonies, exposing her to longer prison sentences.
She should speak to a lawyer in person and explain the details so that the lawyer can give a more specific answer.
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