What do I do if my car was stolen and they got on a high-speed chase and ran and the cops think it was me? 5 Answers as of April 07, 2013Today I woke up from my nap to find my car was stolen. The car is in a friend’s name so he makes the police report. The cops show up at his house then my mom’s house looking for me because whoever stole my car went on a high speed chase and the detective told my mom he identified me as the fleer and that they found a bunch of drugs in the car. Now I am scared because my probation is violated because I moved from my mom’s house and don't live there anymore but I haven't updated my address and they think I ran from them and I had all these drugs in the car. I don't know what to do because I just opened up a security company and if I even go talk to the cops ill get arrested and I'm on 4 years joint suspension so even with the violation I'm doing 4 years. The next day I spoke to my probation officer and told her the situation and she asked if I reported the car stolen and I told her that I had the owner of the car report it and she just said if anything changes over the weekend to give her a call. Also I purchased legal shield and spoke to an attorney Friday but they can't contact the police for me until Monday or Tuesday when my membership finalizes.
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
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Answer Applies to: Maryland
Epstein & Conroy | David B. Epstein
There is nothing you can do. If you had a friend report the car stolen to cover you for a crime you committed, I suppose you just have to hope they do not have sufficient evidence to charge or convict you. If you are truly not guilty, then, like any other case, initially you should hope they do not charge you, however, if they do you would plead not guilty and challenge the evidence. Whatever you do, whether or not you are guilty , make no statements to the police, and if you can afford it, retain an attorney immediately, ideally, even before you are arrested.
Answer Applies to: New York