Pawnshops and Criminal Liability Lawyers

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What Is a Pawnshop?

A pawnshop is a store where personal loans are made in exchange for property as security. Generally, pawnshops also offers that personal property up for sale to the public as well.

Are There Laws Regarding Pawnshops?

Since pawnshops have historically been a place where criminals have exchanged stolen property for money, many states have created special laws that pertain to pawnshops. Some of those laws may require a pawnshop to:

Potential Legal Consequences for Violations

If a pawnshop fails to do any of the above requirements by law:

Do I Need an Attorney for a Pawnshop and Criminal Liability Issue?

If you are associated with a pawnshop and are experiencing any of the requirements by law, or are being charged with violating the law regarding pawnshops, it is highly recommended for you to contact an attorney. Only they will be able to properly explain the issues to you and help in your defense.

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Last Modified: 06-05-2014 12:37 PM PDT

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