Reading, PA asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: My so called friend told me I could borrow his quad and then I got caught driving it and it’s impounded .Says I stole It

The police have told me I would be charged with theft and other citations waiting in mail due to running from police but there is no title for the quad at least in his name and he’s saying I stole it . Could I be charged with theft?

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
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  • Exton , PA
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A: Sure. They can charge you with theft if they have probable cause to believe that you took the vehicle without permission. Your flight could also be used against you as "consciousness of guilt." I am confused by yiur question about title... are you saying they stild the vehicle??

Importantly a charge is not the same as a conviction. It sounds as if you have broken a cardinal rule of criminal defense and talked to the police. Now is the time to get an attorney to help you mount your defense.

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