My younger brother had a school issued iPad I asked him to borrow it since I had lost my phone and had no way to be contacted. He gave me permission to take it with me, I do not live with my family but he knows where i live. About a week later i got into a fight with my mother and she convinced my brother to go to the police station and lie to the cops. They both stated that I never had permission to take it and was refusing to return it. However my brother never asked for it back. The school got involved and they sent a cop to my house to retrieve it. I'm scared the charge will not be dropped.
Yes, you can be charged if the police believe that you did not have permission. Furthermore, since the iPad did not belong to your brother the issue of permission may not determin the outcome.
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Yes. You may be charged. Please contact a local criminal defense attorney and/or see if you qualify for a public defender, as soon as possible.
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