Q: Owe a Limo Bill owner says if not paid today he will go to the police? Isnt this a civil matter?
A: It is both technically speaking. The larceny statute covers many kinds of thefy, including larceny by fraud, trick, deceit etc. If this is a straightforward failure to pay the police might treat it as civil and defer it. The limo owner can still try to obtain a criminal compliant, but you would get a hearing first. If you wrote a check and it bounced, then it is moire likley to be picked up under the criminal statutes.
did you break the law while in the limo? Many people do.
If he is alleging some criminal activity you will likely receive notice of a magistrate hearing. You can use this opportunity to enlighten the clerk on the entirety of the situation, including threats to file criminal charges extortion or other.
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