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Thanks for your question. I am a lawyer in Scotland. If you are convicted there is a good chance that the court will consider a jail sentence. However from what you say you didn't steal the money and your mother gave it to you. That being the case can you give me the background and why the police how and why the police became involved?
That doesn't answer my question as regards ***** ***** your mothers money. What did you receive, when and how? Did you get money from her? If so, how?
Who did the transactions. The sum of £36000 is a lot. Please let me know as much info as you can
I do think that you have a good defence to all of this and that is what you should concentrate on by employing a good solicitor. However, if you are convicted you could face 18 months to 24 months. From what you have said, however, I think it unlikely that they would get a conviction. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
Yes it could be deferred for good behaviour. But I think you should concentrate on defending on the merits as I think you would be acquitted.