Q: My boyfriend recently got arrested in georgia for theft by bringing stolen property in another state.
He didn't know the gun he bought was stolen, so now he's in trouble for it. Any advice for me?
A: If he was arrested for Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, the State will need more evidence than just possession of a stolen gun. Case law in Georgia is quite clear on the fact that people buy and sell guns individually and often; therefore, there must be actual evidence that the person possessing the stolen gun "knew or should have known" that the gun was stolen.
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