Legal Question in Native American Law in California

on a public law 280 reservation, if an enrolled member steals a car and sells it off the reservation, what are the punishments and who has jurisdiction?

Asked on 2/21/11, 3:43 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Bryan Whipple Bryan R. R. Whipple, Attorney at Law

Looks like there are two crimes - stealing the car is one, and selling it is another. Maybe we have tribal jurisdiction over the theft, and state jurisdiction over the sale?

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Answered on 2/22/11, 9:40 am

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