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The standard required to bring a suspect to trial is "probable cause". This is defined as "a reasonable amount of suspicion, supported by circumstances sufficiently strong to justify a prudent and cautious person's belief that certain facts are probably true"SO they do not need much to bring the case to trial (to prosecute)
Now...to reach a conviction the state must prove the elements of theft "beyond a reasonable doubt". A much higher standard of proof.
So...to answer the question, can you be prosecuted? Yes...if the prosecutor believes there is evidence to support probable cause they can prosecute.
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Yes. In theory. Now...in practice the prosecutor is unlikely to bring a case UNLESS there is a good chance of conviction. So if the evidence did not support conviction on this other person, unless there is more evidence against you, it is not likely you would be charged.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
Thank youAgain, they can bring charges if they like. But what you are describing, I seriously doubt that will happen.
ThanksI suspect that they will not charge you, based on what you are describing. But that decision belongs to the county prosecutor alone.
If you turn yourself in, there is a decent chance that they release you OR (on your own recognizance).Or...if you want to avoid paying bond (if they require bond) then remain in jail and demand a speedy trial...I would expect that the prosecutor will dismiss this very quickly if you are in jail waiting trial.
THanksHire an attorney and let them negotiate this for you then...they can negotiate with the prosecutor to get that warrant quashed (removed). That will keep you out of jail.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
YOu pay the lawyer to negotiate with the prosecutor your surrender...the idea is that when the realize that they do not have a strong case they drop it.
Look...there is no magic bullet here. If you want to remove the warrant you need to turn yourself in. If you can not spend time in jail and do not want to pay bail, hiring a lawyer is your best bet.
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