Q: My friend was arrested for theft of a vehicle by his ex girlfriend he has keys vehicle and title. Title has him as buyer
He hasnt signed the title yet but hes in possession of title keys vehicle and his name is printed as buyer on title and has registration application and statement of transaction, sale or gift filled out in his name and he signed that and seller signed. Seller also signed title
A: Under the law you have to have intent to steal or deprive another property.
It sounds like this defendant hasnt intended to deprive but the person who is the co owner believed it taken.
He should consult with attorney who can approach and explain to the prosecutor the scenario.
S 155.35 Grand larceny in the third degree.
A person is guilty of grand larceny in the third degree when he or she
steals property and:
1. when the value of the property exceeds three thousand dollars
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