My landlord got arrested for driving without a license and for resisting arrest. They have yet to give him a court date, but he feels they are delaying it on purpose and has decided to skip town because of it.
We plan to sign and notarize the lease tomorrow, as well as moving his stuff out of the house for him. My friend and her husband, who happen to be paying the rent, will now also be paying the rent for the storage of his things.
I'm worried about this because the house we are moving into is his last known address, and we could be considered accomplices, right? What should we do? Would we be arrested for any of this, or is this a needless worry?
I know there will probably be a warrant for his arrest when they schedule the court date and then realize he's gone, but will that be a problem for us now and/or in the future?
Not at all likely, at least on these facts, but this is all essentially speculation on your part. The fact is, there's no way to be 100% sure what a judge or the police will do in the future (i.e., re: a bail-jumper), and especially so from our vantage point here on line; and you certainly won't get any sort of unequivocal answer on which you can rely. It's going to have to be your call. Hope this helps. gsg
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