My son was charged with Grand Theft Auto. What are the possible outcomes?

If your son pleads to auto theft, Vehicle Code Section 10851(a), there are five possible sentences for that crime: (1) felony probation with up to one year in jail; (2) the mitigated term in prison, which is 16 months; (3) the middle term in prison, which is 2 years; the aggravated term in prison, which is three years; (4) the aggravated term in prison, which is 3 years, or (5) a misdemeanor, which carries up to one year in prison. Most first offenders get felony probation. The outcome is dependent on the history or the individual and the facts of the case.