They have his Footprints and the shoes that go to the footprints. They (police) have no merchandise from the house in there custody though.
There is a significant difference between whether someone can be charged and whether they would be convicted. You certainly could be charged based on his allegation, but that does not mean the case would hold up in court (particularly if there is a complete absence of direct evidence). Hopefully, the charging agency would require more than a mere allegation in order to seek a warrant; however, you should go ahead and speak with a criminal defense attorney to go through in detail what happened and review any evidence that there may be in the case.
If you were contacted by an investigator, that attorney could then negotiate with them to highlight the lack of evidence and try to avoid an arrest.
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Footprint evidence is very unreliable and I suspect the cops are bluffing. Your friend needs a lawyer as soon as possible.
And what say you regarding your presence? "party to a crime " caries the same punishment as the actual perp in most criminal cases. Forget your"friend" if he/she is implicating you in a crime. No friend, it seems to me... get yourself a good criminal defense lawyer.
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You certainly could be charged. Don't talk to ANYONE without having your own attorney present.
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