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  1. #37
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    Re: Brendon Ayanbedejo almost lost his ring already



    Quote Originally Posted by Thyrl View Post
    While the statute of limitations on the theft (for purpose of prosecution) may run out, the stolen property remains the property of the individual who lost it. So at a certain point you could no longer be prosecuted for stealing it, but ownership of the property doesn't simply transfer to the person possessing it once the statute on the theft runs out, especially when the owner's identity is affixed to it.
    Agreed.

    Which I explained later in the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thyrl View Post
    There is no statute of limitations on recovering stolen property and technically while you couldn't be charged with theft after the statute ran out you could certainly still be charged with possession of stolen property.
    Not agreed.

    Just like any law, it depends on the state and they all have a statute of limitations on criminal charges (except for murder).
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  2. Re: Brendon Ayanbedejo almost lost his ring already

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post



    Not agreed.

    Just like any law, it depends on the state and they all have a statute of limitations on criminal charges (except for murder).
    The statute on theft will run out, but the property remains stolen property. You can't be in possession of stolen property (knowingly) and claim protection under the statute. You'd still be in possession of it.




  3. #39
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    Re: Brendon Ayanbedejo almost lost his ring already

    Quote Originally Posted by Thyrl View Post
    The statute on theft will run out, but the property remains stolen property. You can't be in possession of stolen property (knowingly) and claim protection under the statute. You'd still be in possession of it.
    Statute of limitations in CA (where BA lives and where the ring was left at the bar) for receiving stolen property is three years.

    Only remedy after three years is civil court and as states earlier, the owner would have know you have it.
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    Re: Brendon Ayanbedejo almost lost his ring already

    Pretty sure that selling the stolen ring would start a new time limit as the seller would be knowingly selling stolen property, which is a different crime from the actual theft.
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