My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Nevada
I bought a moped for $180 off Facebook Marketplace. The seller tricked me, said she had no title because the bike was so old, created a fake VIN # by scratching the last two digits of the number, and then made up fake bill of sale documents with fake signatures and notary stamps. Two days after buying the moped, I was arrested by some bully Las Vegas cops who treated me like total trash because they said I stole the moped. Although I explained everything and showed the fake paperwork the seller gave me and told my story to the police, they still arrested me and charged me with felony possession of a stolen vehicle. This is so crazy, all I wanted to do was buy a cheap moped to drive around for work, not go to jail. I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this situation before?
All my friends are telling me the case will get thrown out when I go to court next month because I am a victim. However, there's always that slim chance that something bad happens like me getting found guilty? I know I'm totally innocent and I have all the proof. Should I worry if I get a court-appointed lawyer to show the evidence? I can't believe this happened to me. Buyer Beware when you buy something on FB Marketplace because it might be stolen.