Yucca Valley, CA asked in Consumer Law for California

Q: Can i be charged for damages to a hotel room if i wasn’t in it, break in was witnessed by employee, no police called?

i rented a motel room. It was broken into by someone kicking in the door. This was witnessed by a hotel employee who neglected to call police or file a report. I can show that the room was unoccupied by either myself or my son at the alleged time of the break in. Items were missing. Room was tossed. I am being charged for damages. I am told there are no security cameras on the property. Can i be charged for damages?

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Scott Richard Kaufman

Answered
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Los Altos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sounds like you ARE being charged.

Sounds like you have a defense.

Wish it were better for you, but, hopefully, you will do fine...

William John Light

Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call your credit card company and dispute the charges.

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