How long will my boyfriend go to jail for stealing someones property? 8 Answers as of August 24, 2011

My boyfriend has a warrant for child support and cut off his tether three months ago. Last night he was arrested for stealing a lawnmower out of somebodies garage. How long with he go to jail for?

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Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
That all depends. It depends on his prior record, who the judge and prosecutor are, and what recommendations the probation department will make in regards to what his guidelines are. He could be looking at county time or time in the department of corrections. In any event, he needs to be represented by counsel.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/24/2011
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC | Jacob Peter Sartz IV
It depends ultimately on what he's been charged with and if, ultimately, he's convicted. He needs an attorney, and needs one sooner than later. Obviously, in the short term, your boyfriend will be custody until the tether issue and his child support matters are resolved regardless of how the new charges end up. With multiple potential holds, it will be difficult to get him out of jail. He'll need to post multiple bonds, potentially. You should contact a local bondsman for more details. Your boyfriend could be facing felony child-support charges as well in the future if he hasn't been making payments. Your boyfriend should retain an attorney to assist him with these matters. Most attorneys provide free initial consultations.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/17/2011
Law Offices of Jeffery A. Cojocar, PC
Law Offices of Jeffery A. Cojocar, PC | Jeffery A. Cojocar
It depends on what he is formally charged with, his criminal history and what Judge he is in front of.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/9/2011
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law
Thomas J. Tomko Attorney At law | Thomas J. Tomko
Upon conviction of a felony, each person is scored according to the sentencing guidelines. The result will vary with the severity of the charged offense, the person's prior record, and facts from the offense itself. He should consult with his attorney to get an idea of what the sentencing guidelines will be in his case. This will best answer your question. I hope that this was helpful.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/9/2011
Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.
Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C. | Loren Dickstein
There is no possible way to answer your question without more information.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/9/2011
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C.
    Craig W. Elhart, P.C. | Craig Elhart
    The length of a jail sentence depends on the person's criminal history and the crime that is charged. The Court ultimately determines the length of a sentence after a conviction. Without more information, no prediction can be made.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/9/2011
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
    Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law | Jules Fiani
    6 months.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/9/2011
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Up to 10 years for Breaking and Entering a Building. If not more.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/9/2011
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