can i get charged with 2nd degree traficing of stolen property if the person who said i did it does not testify against me

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can i get charged with 2nd degree traficing of stolen property if the person who said i did it does not testify against me

my brother said i helped him sell some stolen property in a statement and so did someone else but neither one will testify against me

Asked on May 19, 2009 under Criminal Law, Washington

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

This is a serious charge, and if it is or has been filed against you, you should have a qualified attorney representing you, who can give you advice based on all of the details of your case.  One place you can find a defense lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com

Every criminal charge has to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.  That takes evidence that is admissible in court, and a statement isn't admissible in most cases, because you have the right to cross-examine witnesses against you.


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