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Theft could be a misunderstanding

Are you facing theft charges in New Hampshire over something that is actually just a misunderstanding? Perhaps you had permission to go into someone's home or apartment and borrow a few items, but the person's roommates didn't know about it and called the police. Perhaps you thought you were allowed to take something home from work but only found out after doing so that your boss thought you were stealing from the company.

In some cases, a misunderstanding can come about because everyone isn't on the same page. For instance, the police were contacted just before Christmas last year because a young man came into a store and brazenly stole an entire bag of toys. The toys had been set aside for Toys for Tots, and they were supposed to go to children in need. Understandably, people were outraged.

In the end, though, it turned out not to be a theft at all. The man was actually volunteering for Toys for Tots, and they'd sent him to collect the bag. Since the employees at the store didn't know, the police started searching for him. Fortunately, everything was worked out before an arrest was made, but it was a very close encounter.

These are just a handful of examples, but they show you how quickly things could spiral out of control. In many cases, you can simply return the items and explain the whole thing, but not always. If the other party does not believe your explanation, he or she may press charges, anyway, and you'll have to go to court to offer your defense before the judge. To learn more about your legal options, please check out our site now.

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