Killen, AL asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama

Q: Stolen Automobile

My friend stole his grandpa's truck and came and picked me and a guy up. His grandpa is pressing charges what would you think the results would be? I'm 14 years of Age in Alabama

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Samuel G McKerall
Samuel G McKerall
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Gulf Shores, AL

A: With a good lawyer you probably won’t be found guilty of anything because under the facts as stated you didn’t do anything. With no lawyer you may get caught up in the system and not be able to avoid a conviction. On the brighter side, your friend is probably not guilty of the felony crime if car theft. Most likely he’ll only be found guilty of the misdemeanor offense known as “joyriding”, because he didn’t intend to steal it, his only intent was to borrow it. Furthermore, if your friend is anywhere near your age you would both probably be able to be granted “youthful offender” status, even if you ARE guilty of something. But if you get a lawyer you’ll get a better outcome almost every time.

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