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How long of jailtime would someone get for 10,000 dollars worth of theft?

Asked by rockfan (7803points) December 19th, 2013

A year ago my best friend stole 10,000 dollars worth of things from my house to pay for drugs. My family never pressed charges, and now he’s in drug rehab. How much jail time do you think he would have recieved?

He stole jewelry, rare sports memorabilia, treasured family items, movies, portable DVD players, and an iPad.

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Aethelwine's avatar

First offense? No jail time with a fee and probation.

Rarebear's avatar

Depends on the State, prior offenses, etc.

zenvelo's avatar

In California, it’s burglary. And it’s up to 6 years in State Prison and a strike towards the 3 strikes law.

And did he steal all that at once, or in multiple trips? Each instance is a separate count, each up to six years.

rockfan's avatar

@zenvelo He stole in three seperate trips.

johnpowell's avatar

Are they black or wealthy?

ragingloli's avatar

That depends on how rich you are in the first place.

Smitha's avatar

The sentencing may vary per city and county.It may also depend on the kind of goods stolen. Check the Embezzlement Laws by State.

jca's avatar

Also depends on the judge and can depend on if he had a good lawyer. Also its likely the district attorney might have offered a plea deal. It might have included rehab, and possibly probation in lieu of jail time. There are many factors that would determine the punishment a criminal would get.

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