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I am very sorry about your very difficult situation.
Well, let me start by letting you know that this situation is extremely serious.
Is your sister aware of this situation?
Well, the issue is that you can and likely would be charged with a felony because you used your sister's identity in a way that is subjecting your sister to criminal prosecution.
Were you photographed and fingerprinted at the police station?
Well, at this point you need to contact a local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible
Because of the potential felony charges that you might be facing it is important for your local criminal defense attorney to get in touch with the DA office and to start negotiating the resolution of this case.
Your local criminal defense attorney might be able to negotiate a plea bargain that would allow you to please to a reduced charge and avoid potential prison time.
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It is possible
However, please do not discuss this situation with anyone, except for a local criminal defense attorney, as anything that you say can be used against you.
So, it is important to hire a local criminal defense attorney asap and let him handle this matter.
Also, if you are questioned by the police about this, do not make any statements, but demand to have your local attorney present during any questioning or interrogations.
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It is not up to your sister.
It is the state that would pursue charges.
They do not need your sister to cooperate
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It would be hard to estimate any potential jail sentence, without knowing the specific criminal charge that might be brought against you, as the state has few options and can charge you with identity theft or obstruction of justice or with some other felony charge, but hopefully your local criminal defense attorney will be able to help you avoid any jail time.
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