The Case of the Borrowed, But Stolen Auto

Jonathan Paull represented an individual who had gotten involved in an accident while driving his friend’s vehicle. The friend, later becoming the complainant, told his insurance company that the defendant did not have permission to take his vehicle. The defendant was subsequently charged.

Investigators interviewed witnesses who verified that the defendant had driven the complainant’s vehicle on numerous occasions previous to the accident with the complainant’s permission. Investigators also found a witness who overheard the complainant make the statement that the only reason he told the police the defendant did not have permission was for insurance purposes.

Once this information was shared with the Assistant District Attorney handling the case, the case was dismissed.

Criminal Charge: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

Case Dismissed

If you or a loved one was wrongfully charged with a criminal offense in the Houston area, and you or your attorney need to the services of a private eye to prove your case, contact Gradoni & Associates at 281-440-0800.

Return to the May 2002 Investigator’s Newsletter