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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.Did you report the theft to the police?
You can have her charged with theft and the other person with receiving stolen goods. But you need to have a police report. Was there any insurance on your firearms?
How long? You only have a certain amount of time to prosecute a theft.Or to file any type of civil lawsuit.Depending on how long ago, you may not have any options.What state was this, please.Also please note
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Thank you.I suggest you consider filing the police report immediately. Do not wait any longer. It will then be up to the District Attorney to prosecute or not depending on the statute of limitations.
As Alaska does not require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms, the statute of limitations on the prosecution is going to depend on the value.
Thank you. And I apologize for the delay. I had to take a phone call.Let me check on that for you.
The criminal statute of limitations is 5 years to have charges brought. I suggest you could also bring a civil lawsuit and try to recoup your money that way. However, the small claims cap is $10,000 in Alaska and so that would mean you would need to file in the next level circuit or superior court.
Small claims you can do on your own relatively easy with forms from the clerk of the court. If you go for the entire $12,000 and need to file in Circuit or Superior Court, then you would need to draft the complaint and I suggest you would want to consider consultation with a local attorney to do that. The SOL on a civil suit would be 6 years.Again, I apologize for the delay in the response and thank you for your patience.