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i have a question can you get jail time for keying a car

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i have a question can you get jail time for keying a car
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Dimitry Esquire replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

Do you know what exactly are you being charged with, if anything?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no not yest but im very scarred i will next week if the prosecution presses charges or if they make a deal
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no not yet i am dual citizen do you recomend i get a lawyer after i find out if they are charging me
Expert:  Dimitry Esquire replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your patience. My apologies on the delay.

Yes I do--once you find out the charges, it may be wise to get an attorney. First of all let me ease your worries--"keying" a car is generally a misdemeanor and does not involve actual jail time. You may get probation if the courts decide to give you a serious question, but it is extremely unlikely that you will get actual jail time out of this.

Hope that helps.

Edited by Dimitry Alexander Kaplun on 7/19/2010 at 1:22 AM EST