Once my friends and I got to college we knew we wanted fake ids. So I took the time to ask around and find a guy to get them from (somewhere in china). He emailed me back regarding prices and an order form. Then I sent it out to 14 people. They emailed the forms back to me and I collected the money. I had every intention of sending the money when I collected it, but the next day I needed to get something important so I took $10 out of the stack promising myself I was going to put it back. Long story short, I spent all the money and now no one can get their fake ids. I am possibly facing 14 counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. I was wondering if it really was false pretenses because I emailed the guy for the form and didn't know I was going to spend all their money before so.
You need a criminal attorney to represent you in this matter.
Yes, it's under false pretenses. They can use the fact that you spent ALL of the money to prove that you never had any intent of going through with the plan.
Contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. Do not handle this on your own.
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You need a lawyer and thankfully there are some excellent defense attorneys in Pitt County who are used to defending Pirates who've made poor choices.
You are facing 14 separate felony charges for obtaining property ( in this case, tour friends' $) by false pretense. In addition, you could be charged with charges for recruiting each of them (because you solicited them to join in with you) to commit a traffic offense (having/displaying a fake ID/license.
First, stop admitting crimes on the internet. Second, all the state has to prove is that you solicited funds from your friends and then didn't deliver what you promised. The fact that you were soliciting funds for an illegal activity, surprises me that they would report you to the police. Sort of like a drug dealer reporting being robbed of his drugs. If the police question you, don't answer any questions and ask for an attorney.
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