San Francisco, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: I rented a space for a friend to store his Rv and he stoled from the place am I accountable for it

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Matthew Lee Spiegel
Matthew Lee Spiegel
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You are certainly not accountable for the criminal actions of another person, unless you had something to do with the criminal act. Your name simply being on the contract for rent will not make you liable for his criminal actions. You should just make sure that they do not assume that you are the one who actually stole the item since you were the one on the contract.

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