My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
what is the statute of limitations on car theft in California? if someone rented a car and did not return it for sometime? would it be the same charge as "grand theft auto" or a totally different charge? what if while the car was in your possession it was broken into and stolen, and nearly totaled and the police found that person, instead of you in the car? and that person was arrested for "possession of stolen property"? how would that effect you? also if when the car was stolen and broken into, you reported it to the police as your car?
how would the statute apply then?