Legal Question in Criminal Law in Tennessee

Theft Under $500

If I am convicted of theft under $500 because I was with someone who stole money from a young ladys purse when I had no intent to steal or knew he intended to steal, can I still be convicted?

Asked on 3/12/02, 6:42 pm

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Jes Beard Jes Beard, Attorney at Law
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Re: Theft Under $500

The thing to remember is that whether you are or not convicted does NOT depend on whether you did or did not do as charged -- it depends on whether the judge of jury BELIEVES you did as charged. Get a good lawyer before going to court.

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Answered on 3/17/02, 5:06 pm
William Poland Law Offices of William H. Poland
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Re: Theft Under $500

If you did not know anything about the theft, you should not be found guilty. But, did you derived any benenfit from what was taken?

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Answered on 3/12/02, 7:01 pm

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