Tampa, FL asked in Criminal Law for Florida

Q: My friend sold me some stuff that was stolden I didn't Kno it and I got a pawn loan and now I got a proble cause warrant

Do I need a lawyer or wat do I do

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Michael Fayard
Michael Fayard
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You absolutely need a criminal defense lawyer. If you got a pawn loan you can be charged with a multitude of charges (including defrauding a pawn broker - 3d Felony, Dealing in Stolen Property). I would call a criminal defense attorney immediately to start working on your defense. I would also recommend that you have no contact with your "friend".

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Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ocala, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Get a lawyer and do not make any voluntary statements to law enforcement

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Jeffrey H. Garland
Jeffrey H. Garland
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Pierce, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Run, don't walk. You need a lawyer. And you need to exercise your right to remain silent at least until you understand the legal issues related to the charge. The gist of a false statement to pawnbroker charge is declaring that property is yours when it isn't. Purchasing the stuff in good faith could refute the State's claim of criminal intent.

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B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones
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A: You really need to consult with and retain a criminal attorney. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Don't try to do this alone, give one of us a call today and let us know you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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