Steve was ultimately convicted of serious injury by vehicle, a felony in Georgia. This crime comes with a mandatory sentence of no less than one year and no more than fifteen years imprisonment. Witnesses claim that because Steve was related to the County Sheriff, Bill Smith, he was given preferential treatment. He was sentenced to five years probabtion, the first 180 days of which was to be served in the Claxton Detention Center, plus a $3,500 fine. That sentence was revoked and he was ordered to serve 90 days in the Truetlin Boot Camp. He was to serve the balance of his probation and pay the balance of his fine.