I was in a positin of trust with a vulerable adult and I stole approx £2000. This is my first ever offence. People have said both friends, police and just answer have said that I wont go to prison. Today I have been to see a probation officer who has said that in her experience i will get a cusdotial sentence. I so scared at having to go to prison I will lse everything. Will I go to prison?
System of Law: England-and-Wales
have spoken to u guys before do have a solicitor and he has said I can expect a prison sentence as well but its my first offence
Thank you for your question.In my experience a custodial sentence is a distinct possibility because you were in a position of trust and the adult was a vulnerable adult. You could get anything between three and six months.To mitigate the position make sure the money has been paid back in full and that you have written a letter of apology.First offenders generally don't go to prison but the courts treat your particular type of offence very seriously and there is an 8 out of 10 chance that you will go down. Make sure you have a good solicitor.I am sorry to advise you in such terms but I would be failing in my duty were I to do otherwise.Please leave a positive response so that I am credited for my time.
27 years as a practising solicitor.
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