Q: Can you be charged with theft of a vehicle By a perso who doesn’t have a titile?
A: Depends on what you mean by "doesnt have a title." Importantly, unless they are a police offixer they cant charge you with a crime, they can accuse you and the police can charge you. This is an important distinction because they are just witnesses in the case. Most people who are buying or leasing a car dont have title. If the person was borrowing another persons car yiu can still be accused of stealing it. The aimple fact of the matter is, if it waant yours, and yiy disnt have permission to take it yiu can be charged with theft.
Convicted?? Thats a different question altogether. Remember, if the police call you have a right to be silent. A confession is almost always their best evidence.
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