There is a very good chance that I will be sent to prison a week Tuesday, when I go to Court bearing in mind that may go to jail wot sort of stuff should I take with me
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Just wanna know what to expect when I go to Court on Tuesday for sentencing. I have been charged with theft from a vulnerable man used his credit card and obtained approx £2000. My solicitor has said that it could be max sentence of imprisonment of 6 months my probation officer suggested max 1 year which is it likely to be? does the fact that a pleaded guilty and that im a 50 year old and its my first offence not count for nothing ? Could it not b a suspended sentence?
If this is at the Magistrates Court then the maximum sentence is 6 months unless they send it up to the Crown.Actually the guidelines do say the maximum sentence is 26 weeks although those are just guidelines rather than tramlines. The Court is not going to like the fact that you acted in breach of trust and stole from a vulnerable person. This may be a very large sum to a vulnerable person.It could be a suspended sentence but I would brace yourself for custody I'm afraid.The fact of your previous good character will be considered but this is an offence with aggravating features I'm afraid.
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