Can one be charged with robbery after borrowing something from the owner?
Question Details: My spouse loaned me car. However, they didn't get the car back in the desired time and s they decided to call it in as if it was forcibly taken.
Technically, if you did not return a borrowed item after you were supposed to return it, that is a form of theft and you could be charged. In practice, this would almost always be seen as a "civil" matter (e.g. a disagreement over the terms of the agreement or permission to borrow the car) or if you are still married, a family law matter, and not a criminal matter. The police and prosecutors do not like to interject themselves into matters where there is no clear criminal intent or where there may be other issues (e.g. marriage, and the spouse's respective property rights) involved. It is unlikely that charges would be brought.
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