Okay my freind is 18 he was charged with a GTA and A DUI? they cought him in a house there was also no witnesses or anything. he said that he was hitch hiking and got picked up and then the guy that stole the car said it was stolen and he jumped out and the guy ran then he ran to his freinds house and the house was across the street where the car was found and he was outside all muddy and scratched up so they took him in .and how would he get charged with the GTA and DUI if he wasnt in the car or driving it?? he has court thursday. and i was wondering what your opinion on what he is going to get or what going to happen. he has a good job and a lawyer and doesnt want to loose it all for sotmhing he didnt do! so help me out
If he has a lawyer, this question should go to them. GTA and DUI are very serious charges and it would be impossible for anyone to tell you what is likely to happen to your friend without much more detail.
If he doesn't have a lawyer, he needs to get one BEFORE the hearing. I do not recommend anyone representing themselves with these charges - you'd just be asking for trouble.
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Your friend has hired an attorney. That attorney will be handling the case, reviewing the discovery and discussing the case with the prosecutor.
I am a little confused. Was your friend at a friend's house across the street from where the car was found? It will be hard to convince the prosecution that someone else stole the car, picked up a hitch hiker and conveniently ditched the car near your friend's friend's house. For the grand theft auto, he is looking at felony charges.
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