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Arrested after returning stolen property

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A family member was involved in the theft of 2 guns (not handguns) in Arkansas. He later (several weeks) regretted his involvement and turned the guns in to authorities, where he was arrested and charged w/ 2 felonies. what are the chances of getting the charges reduced? What is your advice? He has no criminal record before this. He is 19.The state is: ?

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    • Quote:
      === Original Words ===

      What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?

      Arkansas

      A family member was involved in the theft of 2 guns (not handguns) in Arkansas. He later (several weeks) regretted his involvement and turned the guns in to authorities, where he was arrested and charged w/ 2 felonies. what are the chances of getting the charges reduced? What is your advice? He has no criminal record before this. He is 19.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?

      My advice to him is to get an attorney and speak only to him.
      #1; Wed, 30 Dec 2009 12:05:00 GMT
    • Quote:
      === Original Words ===

      What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?

      Arkansas

      A family member was involved in the theft of 2 guns (not handguns) in Arkansas. He later (several weeks) regretted his involvement and turned the guns in to authorities, where he was arrested and charged w/ 2 felonies. what are the chances of getting the charges reduced? What is your advice? He has no criminal record before this. He is 19.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?

      Why should the charges be reduced?
      #2; Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:29:00 GMT
    • Stealing firearms is pretty serious. Suddenly realizing that and returning what was stolen does not mitigate the crime.

      He will get no more consideration for plea bargining than anyone else.

      #3; Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:29:00 GMT