Tampa, FL asked in Criminal Law and Car Accidents for Georgia

Q: Hello there I was wondering if I am liable for my stolen truck being involved in crime?

I called the police, but he didn't file stolen car report, he only gave me case number as it was stolen by the mechanic, and I think the officer thinks of it as civil case. So I cancelled the registration, and insurance, since I worry what crime might occur with my name to the truck. Will I still be liable for truck involved crime even with registration, insurance cancelled , and only case number? Hope that made sense. Thanks

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: If your truck was stolen, and you reported it to the police by obtaining a case number, you have taken the appropriate steps to notify law enforcement about the theft. Canceling the registration and insurance on the stolen vehicle may be a responsible action to take, as it prevents any potential liability on your part for events that may occur while the vehicle is not in your possession.

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