Will I get in trouble for having stolen property at my home if didn't know that it was stolen?

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A friend came to my house around 1:00 am with a car and asked if he could work on it in my shop. I said OK and that I was going to bed and would see him in the morning. When I got up the next morning and he was gone and the car was chopped up. I didn't know that it was stolen. The cop have come to my house looking for the friend and the car. I didn't want to go to jail; I have 2 kids and a wife. I want to do what is right; please help me. Will going to the cops and telling them the truth be a bad idea? Should I speak with a criminal law attorney? In Lewis County, WA.

Answered 5 years ago| Contributor
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