Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Tennessee

Q: What charge(s) would this be and can i still press them?

9 months ago my ex friend pawned my ps4 without my permission. He called his mom and lied to her about the situation and she pawned it thinking i was ok with it. I orginally said it was ok verbally about a month before but i said "I am no longer contributing to the bills" in writing 3x via facebook messenger. He lied on his mom saying she would pay to get it out and then he said he would replace it himself but now wants to act like he doesnt have to with messages of me asking him about it all the way up to now. I threatened him with charges and the one i found is a felony and according to the statute of limitations i have up to 3 years to press charges. Is this true? What crimes have been committed here?

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Don Himmelberg
Don Himmelberg
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If I'm reading this correctly, you are essentially claiming that your ex-friend stole your PS4 and pawned it off, correct? I'm a little confused about whether or not your friend accurately believed he had your permission to pawn the console.

If it is your position that he did NOT have permission to pawn your PS4, you can go to the local police station and file a report there.

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