Cottontown, TN asked in Products Liability and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Tennessee

Q: If i stole a floor jack from someone and i take it to a pawn shop and sell it to them and the owner of the jack gets

The jack back and they get me for theft what will happen in court

2 Lawyer Answers
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Depending on the value of the jack, it could be a misdemeanor or a felony charge for Theft Of Property. Hire a competent attorney to represent you. Restitution may need to be made despite the recovery. You want to get it Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. Otherwise it will affect you for life.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Mr. Avery nailed it. Yes it costs money, but you'll save on the costs of lost jobs if you have a cirminal record.

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