Probably going to have people telling me not to take online advice, but I’m wondering what kind of reprecussions this crime can result in and what it’s classified as in the Republic of Ireland.
A 600 euro phone was stolen from me, and we have all the proof in the world that a certain person has it. Including a reply to a Viber message (even when the sim card is changed it recieves messages through Viber sent to my number) from his phone number with his name. Turns out its my friend’s boyfriend. We even have a screenshot of his facebook, a few days after my phone was stolen, asking for people to text him with their numbers and that from then on he began using facebook for iPhone. Too many more details to list, but we have an overwhelming amount of evidence that he has it.
My question is, given the value of the phone and that he is over 18, if we called the gardai and pressed charges what could happen to him and what kind of crime would it be classifed as (My brother who is a barrister in the States told me that in America it is a Class D Felony)
I’m not actually going to go through with this, but it’s a good ultimatum to warn my friend about if he refuses to give it back or tries to throw it away.
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