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never been in trouble but got in trouble for stole alot money using someone debit card ho much trouble ill i get in to using pre trial deversion
Asked on May 27, 2009 under Criminal Law, Tennessee
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 11 years ago | Contributor
I think, depending on just how much you stole, you might have trouble qualifying for pretrial diversion. I'm not a Tennessee lawyer, but my research suggests that if you stole more that $1,000, you are looking at 2 to 12 years in prison for a "D" felony.
Pretrial diversion tends to be available for first offenders, and usually for less serious offenses. It is usually up to the prosecutor, but a defendant's attorney can sometimes influence the decision.
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