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Unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle business now closed while awaiting trial Shoplifting, Larceny, Robbery, Theft

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by K bash, May 19, 2021.

  1. K bash

    K bash Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If someone was to get a unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle at a business and it was caught on camera and the items that were inside the vehicle we're left setting next to the vehicle and the person walked off the police then stopped them away from where said crime was supposed to have occurred and the person went to jail. While awaiting trial the business folds and closes down in the middle of the night and is gone. Would that be grounds for a mistrial or a dismissal? Thank you for your input
     
  2. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    That's a great question for your criminal defense attorney...while you're at it, ask the attorney how they feel about you posting your criminal issues on the internet.
     
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  3. Tax Counsel

    Tax Counsel Well-Known Member

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    No. What happens to the business after the crime is committed does not let the criminal off the hook.
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    This is an extremely long, incomplete sentence. For purposes of your question, I think you're just basically saying that someone stole a car that was left on the premises of a business. Correct? I guess it was your intent to indicate that the business was the owner of the car (although that doesn't really matter). Also correct?

    Of course not. Any particularly reason you thought it might?
     
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  5. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Not necessarily. The video could be enough for a conviction. However, if testimony of the business owners is required for some reason, and they are in the wind, the prosecution might not meet its burden (beyond reasonable doubt) and that could result in an acquittal. Providing, of course, that you didn't do something stupid like try to explain yourself.
     
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    Tax Counsel Well-Known Member

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    While the state must have evidence at trial to convict the defendant, the answer to his specific question — whether the fact that the business closed after the crime was committed would result in dismissal or mistrial — is clearly no.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    If a person lives a crime free life, she/he will never have to fret about how to extricate herself/himself from legal jeopardy.
     
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    Understand that in a criminal case it is not you vs. the victim (the owner of the car, the business, or the property you stole). It is society as a whole that is injured by criminal activity, and the state brings the prosecuction. It matters not if the victim is dead or just doesn't want you to be prosecuted.
     
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