Q: Charged with 2 counts theft, 1 count larceny in WV by rent-to-own company. My 1st ever offence.
Had a WV state trooper stop by my house a few days ago telling me a rent to own company I leased items from are pressing 2 theft charges and I think a larceny charge on me for unreturned and non-paymnt of 3 items. He said he would speak with a magistrate judge and get back with my in few days.
I'm about 4 months past due and I don't have the items anymore, they were damaged beyond repair accidently by me. I explained to the rental company shortly after the items were damaged that I know I am responsible for them and still intended on paying for them. I've been unemployed for a major part of last few months so I've been unable to make payments.
I was planning on using a good portion of the Govt stimulus check I get in the next few weeks to pay a large amount of what I owe. The total market value shouldn't be more than $1k for the 3 items.
What will most likely happen to me? 27 years old, clean criminal record.
Your post remains open for two weeks and your matter is something where time is of the essence. You need to consult with a criminal defense attorney - this is not a small claims matter or consumer law matter. If you have not already, contact criminal defense attorneys - or based on your financial situation, look into whether you qualify for a public defender. Good luck
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