Denver, CO asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado

Q: An acquaintance let me borrow a car. While in my possession it was towed. Now says she'll report it stolen. Am I trouble

she let me borrow the car when I was down and out I was from Colorado on my way up to Montana and got stranded in Wyoming where she is from I didn't know her very well but she let me come to her house with her and her two kids and let me borrow the car she said as long as I need it I was going to return it this week. I called to tell her it was towed for parking it in a wrong place and asked if she would talk to the tow company so I can pick it up for her or send a copy of the title. Now all of the sudden she says she's going to report it stolen... I have to leave to go back up to Montana where I have a job but I'm in Colorado today I was going to pass through Wyoming and give it to her. If I just leave it in tow am I in trouble? or what can she do to me? I'm pretty sure the plates they had on it were not correct cuz they were acting funny about them (just fyi) I know she has my first and last name and knows where I'm from and where I'm going but that's about it... I'm worried!!

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Mr.  H. Michael Steinberg
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  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: It is possible the police will go with her story and come after you. My recommendation is to retain a lawyer and get ahead of this before you leave the state. Many will bury their heads in the sand and make th assumption it will all just go away. But her report that you took her are without permission is enough to file charges.

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