My son stole checks from his employer totaling $1900, what will punishement be?
My son is 18 years old; he stole 2 checks from employer. Cashed them with a friend. Never has been in trouble with the law.
What he did is considered grand theft under the California Penal Code section 487, and because the value is over $400.00.
Grand theft is punishable by up to one year in jail or a state prison sentence of 16 months, 2 years or three years in prison. This is a very serious matter and your son needs to get an attorney to help him as fast as possible. If he can not afford one then he can ask that one be appointed for him. The fact that he has no prior record will work in his favor. Good luck.
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