Q: Can I be convicted of a stolen car if I did not return a car rental until 5 months after the return date..
I rented the car in my name, used my bankcard to rent it which had a balance of no lower than 3,000 dollars at all time of me in possession of said vehicle/ property.. I also paid off the entire ballance for the said balance that had accumulated with the extra time I had the rental vehicle
A: Yes you generally can, unless your rental agreement was for a 5 month term. Obviously, a lawyer would need to review your rental contract, but this charge is not unheard of for people who rent a car on a daily or weekly basis when they fail to turn back the car at the end of the rental period.
A: You can be and it sounds like you have been. When you rent a vehicle and know when it is due back and you don't return it, then you are considered to have stolen it. If you keep it for 5 months, then absolutely. Restitution is one the pieces of leverage your attorney would have, but sounds like you already paid that. Don't make any more mistakes. Get an attorney.
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