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My nephew and his girlfriend were just arrested for retail

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theft, don't know how much...
My nephew and his girlfriend were just arrested for retail theft, don't know how much though and I just wanted to know what kind of punishment are they both looking at. My nephew is being charged with the following:
conspiracy to commit retail theft, M1 offense
possession of drug paraphernalia, M offense
possession of drugs, M offense

This is his 2nd criminal offense, he just got off probation in February

His girlfriend is being charged with the following:
Retail theft - F3 offense
conspiracy to commit retail theft, F3 offense
possession of drug paraphernalia, M offense
possession of drugs, M offense
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An M1 offense in PA is punishable by up to 5 years in jail, while an M2 offense is punishable by up to 2 years in jail and an M3 offense is punishable by up to 1 year in jail. The charges noted with just an M are misdemeanor in the 3rd degree and punishable by up to 1 year in jail. The felony of the 3rd degree is punishable by up to 7 years in prison. The reason for the F3 offense is because she has at least 2 prior convictions for retail theft.


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