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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. What she is charged with is a class 1 misdemeanor
and carries with it, up to a year in jail and/or up to a $2500 fine. If she has no money at this time to retain private counsel, she will need to ask to be appointed the public defender, at her first appearance. The attorney will make a demand for discovery and look over the facts of the case, to see if she has any legal defenses to raise or if the case is worth taking to trial
. If not, then a plea deal would likely be worked out, that is in her best interest. The goal for a charge like this, based upon the facts presented, would be to avoid jail and see if the prosecution would consider a probationary sentence
instead, since she is a first time offender.
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