Could I be charged for selling my ex-boyfriend's stuff while he's in jail?
Question Details: My ex-boyfriend beat me up and I pressed charges. I gave the cops all of his drugs the were inside our apartment. He was charged with harassment, over 10 misdemeanors, and a felony. I was given an order of protection that he broke when his parents bailed him out. If he stays in jail I need to get rid of his stuff and move out of our apartment, so I want to sell his stuff since I have to pay to move.
His stuff is his stuff: you can't sell it. If you do, you will have committed theft, no different from if you took and sold his belongings while he was not in jail, or stole from a friend's or family member's house.
You can certainly move out and leave his belongings behind for the landlord to deal with, but you can't sell his belongings and keep the money.
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