The charge is a serious felony charge and carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and if the victim of the theft was 65 or older it carries a minimum of 18 months to 45 months in prison. On felony charges, the DA has the option of charging a defendant by a bill of information filed by the DA to the court
alleging the probable cause
for charges or to present the case to the grand jury who will issue an indictment charging her which will be sent to the court to then prosecute the case against her.
As a first offender, if it is not a victim 65 or older, the DA will generally negotiate a deal for a sentence
/plea bargain with her to avoid jail time if her attorney cannot come up with grounds for a dismissal.
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