Pawnshops and Criminal Liability Lawyers
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What Is a Pawnshop?
Are There Laws Regarding Pawnshops?
- Establish its good character before being licensed
- Maintain a permanent record book that has detailed information about each transaction
- Allow the police warrantless searches of record books
- Allow the police warrantless seizures of stolen property
- Give customers a corresponding "pledge ticket" to the goods and record book
- Take pictures of customers and give the pictures to the police upon their request
- Require customers to give their finger prints
Potential Legal Consequences for Violations
- It can be shut down
- It can be fined
- The owner can be placed in jail
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Last Modified: 06-05-2014 12:37 PM PDT
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