Is it a crime if your property is found in a vehicle used in a crime

Some property of mine a secondary phone
paper work and tools were taken and
later found in a vehicle used in a crime

Asked on October 28, 2017 under Criminal Law, New Mexico


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The fact that your property was taken or stolen and later discovered in a vehicle used in a crime does not constitute a crime. 
However, the problem you are facing is that since your personal property was found in a vehicle used in a crime, the police are trying to link you to some role in the commission of the crime.

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