If my son’s girlfriend has been arrested for the 3rd time on a shoplifting charge (under $300) but she is 6 months pregnant, is there a chance of jail time?

Our concern is for our grandchild not so much the mother, sounds harsh but it is the truth of the matter.

Asked on June 19, 2014 under Criminal Law, Georgia


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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country whether a female is pregant or not does not impact whether a jail sentence will be imposed in that unfortunately many children are born in prison and jail hospitals to incarcerated women. From what you have written, there is a good chance that your son's girlfriend may be jauled if convicted of the offense that you have written about.

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