Washington, DC asked in Criminal Law for Virginia

Q: If someone was on video taking from a pawn shop and admited to officer on phone What do they do next?

Officer called and wants to get item and take it back to pawn shop after I call him back at 330 tomorrow. What should I do? I don't know if charges are filed. I figure no if officer told me on phone to call tomorrow. He said not to go or contact pawn shop. I'm a regualr there. They know me well. Should I contact them and try to return it on my own? And hopefully my apologies and return of item will keep them from filing of they haven't?

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Bryan J. Jones
Bryan J. Jones
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The officer is likely trying to get you to incriminate yourself. It seems like you'll probably be charged with theft.

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