Puyallup, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: I'm getting charged with prowling 2nd degree and theft 3. Besides traffic violations this would be my first criminal

I found what looked to be an abandoned vehicle so I stopped to look into it see what I can find, I got in and chickened out immediately and cops showed up as soon as I closed the door on my way out and turns out the vehicle was stolen.

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Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moses Lake, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: I already gave you advise about getting an attorney. You need help to explain the circumstances and get the prosecutor to understand what happened. HOWEVER, your decision to enter into the vehicle was criminal. You should NOT have done that. Get an attorney

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