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#1 lexi0715

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

If you stole money from a family member and slowly are paying it back and the police are called weeks later after the incident, can the police do anything to the accused ? what are the options ?

#2 pg1067

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

I don't really know what your question about "options" means. As for the first question, of course the police can do something. You don't think that the crime somehow disappears because you "are slowly . . . paying . . . back" the money you stole, do you? Even if you paid it back "quickly" it wouldn't negate the crime.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

You may want to visit the Criminal Law Center: Criminal Charges and read Theft to learn more about this subject matter.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

The first thing is to keep absolutely silent. NO TALKING in anyone. Everything you say can be used against you. Contact a qualified criminal defense lawyer for confidential advice.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

If you stole money from a family member and slowly are paying it back and the police are called weeks later after the incident, can the police do anything to the accused ? what are the options ?


Once the theft is committed, the crime is complete and nothing the thief can do will undo the crime. If the crime is reported to the police, the police may arrest the thief and refer the case to the prosecutor for criminal charges. Paying back the victim may, however, help when it comes to sentencing should the thief be convicted.


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