My 18-year-old son lived on his own in Sydney working as an apprentice. He had numerous parties during his first year out of home and people left things at his unit. He was the new country boy in town and had many people arrive at his get-togethers whom he did not know. When he left Sydney (aged 19) to return home, I advised that he sell most of his bigger items as they were valued less than the freight it would cost to bring them home and advised him that the unit had to be empty and clean when handed it back to the landlord. Most items forgotten or left by other kids at his house had been collected, except for a BMX bicycle which had been lying in his yard for 2 months. Since he was leaving and could not leave it there he took the bicycle to a local pawnbroker and sold it for $30. Legal issue number # 1, He signed a pawnbroker declaration saying it was his bicycle. Legal issue # 2; the serial number had the Bicycle listed as stolen. He now faces a charge of expected theft and false declaration. The charge has been laid by the pawnbroker to recover the $30. Any help would be appreciated.