If I pick up a stolen article in the str...

Asked by GEOFREDCONSULTING on 31-03-2015 17:52:07
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Gauteng
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If I pick up a stolen article in the street and use it can I be prosecuted?

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 01-04-2015 08:04:48
Hi there and thank you for your question,

This is a further information request. Please continue in this same question conversation so that I can see your reply.

Did you know that it was a stolen article at the time? How did somebody find out that you had it? Did you give it back? 

Awaiting your further information.

Att. Patrick

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