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Is this in federal or state prison?
are you there
Yes, I was just checking a few things.
what did you find out
OK. The penalties for smuggling contraband into a prison are harsh. A person could face up to 5 years in prison.
Have you been charged with a crime yet?
Are you under investigation, or just wondering what the penalty could be?
they caught me with it today told me to call tomorrow and talk to the warden
I also had 25.00 in cash for my son to give to one of the office for more tabacoo
OK. It looks like most people with no prior record get probation, but it is a felony conviction.
I have never been in trouble before for anything I am just worryed at i might go to jail or prison
that is what they told me today are they just trying to scare me
If the warden wants to speak with you, it is possible that he is not going to charge you with a crime. If he were, it is unlikely that he wants to charge you. Normally, if they want to charge you, they will have you meet with criminal investigators.
wouldn't they have charged me today
They are probably just trying to scare you. The prison officials can't tell you what sentence you will receive.
Maybe, but not necessarily.
If you haven't done so yet, you may consider hiring a lawyer before you go.
do you think I will get charge or my son will get into more trouble
I do not have the money for a lawyer I have not finished paying off the first one for his crime
If they didn't catch you giving it to your son or can't otherwise prove you son was in on it, he won't get in more trouble.
they said that they had an informet
If they can prove your son knew, he will probably face some kind of administrative penalty, like loss of good time or administrative segregation.
he does not have any good time they already took that a while back
I can't really say if you'll be charged, but it is possible. Like I said, even if you were convicted, it is likely that you would receive probation.
and tell know it was for him and what about the office he was going to give the money to
Well, there are plenty of other administrative penalties they can enforce.
will he get more time
If they can prove he conspired with you to get tobacco in the prison, it is possible. Again, it depends on whether they plan to go criminal or administrative. But, it is possible.
they wanted to know who the office was that was getting to money but I did not know what will happen to him
they know that the tabacco was for him because they ask me and i told them they ask me why and I just told them I was being stuid for doing something like this
It is impossible for me to tell you what is going to happen...I can't see the future. I can only say what the possibilities are. It is possible your son will get charged with a new crime. It is also possible that they will handle it administratively. Since they want you to meet with the warden and not criminal investigators, that's a good sign.
he wanted it and begging all the time i coundn't stand it
Even if it was for him, they have to prove he knew about it and asked you to bring it. Without knowing all the evidence, it is impossible to say what they will do.
I thought they would have arrested me today but instead they let me leave and just told me to call
Again, that is a good sign that they don't plan to go criminal.
I hope so I don't know what I will do If I go to jail how much probation does someone get for something like this
Depends on the judge, but usually a few years, 3-5.
will I get a felony on my record for this
If convicted, yes.
and a felony usally carries jail time
Not always. You can get probation for a felony.
ok well I will hope for the best and pray I wish I would have never let him talk me into this mess but you have been very helpful thankyou
Glad to help. If I've answered your questions, please click the "Accept" button. Good luck to you and your son.
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