My question involves criminal law for the state of: Pennsylvania
3 counts theft by deception M1.
Rejected plea deal of charges reduced to M3 probation/restitution because my lawyer didn't tell me there is a mandatory minimum of 1 year for theft by deception. in PA.
I asked my lawyer and was told me there was no mandatory minimum.
I face sentencing in less than a month.
I just was googling my charge today and discovered that THERE is a mandatory minimum.
18 Pa. C.S. §3922 Theft by deception 1 year imprisonment (unless court finds
I called my lawyer and she told me she couldn't believe that. Told me to send her the link.
She then said she would cite HERSELF for ineffective counsel if that was true and ask them to let me take the plea...
I'm reeling... I only went forth with a trial (bench) because I was so convinced that my innocence would be easily proven.