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I cannot comment on your specific case, but penalty upon conviction for grand larceny (18.2-95) is punishable by a minimum sentence of 1 year in prison and maximum of 20 years and a fine of up to $2500
So given the very serious nature of this felony crime and also mandatory prison sentence of at least 1 year upon conviction, it is extremely important to consult and retain an experienced local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible and this local attorney can fight for your rights and freedom.
You can find an experienced and skilled local criminal law attorney by using this established and reputable attorney information / referral websites:
When, choosing a local attorney to represent you, it would be a good idea to choose someone who has a practice exclusively dedicated to criminal law, has at least 10 years of experience and handled similar matters and also regularly practices before the court located in the jurisdiction where your matter might be heard.
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I cannot comment on your specific case, but the state generally would not "drop" charges, unless the defense attorney is able to get the charges dismissed on some legal technicality or unless the state prosecutor discovers some exculpatory evidence.
Generally, it should not be difficult to find an experienced local criminal defense attorney and should not take more than day or two, but if the first court hearing is on August 10, 2017, then someone in such situation should start looking for a criminal defense attorney first thing tomorrow morning.
Each attorney sets his /her own rates so the best way to find answer to that question is to call several local criminal defense attorneys and to inquire as to what the amount of legal fees would be quoted by each attorney.