Was It Theft or a Misunderstanding?
Ellen H. Brisendine
Two law enforcement professionals have a conversation about what is a criminal action and what is a civil case — and how to avoid both. Hemphill says that for the purposes of this article, “We’re talking about theft or misappropriating somebody’s property, whether it be land, trailers or livestock. To prove those kinds of misappropriations, you have to prove that the person who misappropriated that property did so with the intent to deprive the other person of that property.”