Can I be charged if my friend pawned stolen property and I helped them carry it into the pawn shop?
The answer is it depends, it depends on what you knew. If you knew that the jewelry was stolen, then the answer is absolutely. However, if there is no evidence to suggest your knowledge that your friend stole the jewelry, then the state is going to have a difficult time proving that you were a principle in the pawning because there will be no evidence to show that you knew. However, if you speak with law enforcement and make statements to law enforcement suggesting knowledge, that could be sufficient to charge you.Back To Criminal Defense Law Videos FAQS