Possession of stolen property, even if you didn't know it was stolen, can have serious consequences. You could face fines, probation and even jail time. You need a criminal defence lawyer that knows how to fight these charges. Our criminal defence lawyers are experienced in handling these cases and will work hard to ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your situation.
Possession of stolen property is a criminal charge issued when a person has property that was knowingly obtained through a crime. Whether you stole the property or not doesn't matter; having it in your possession and knowing it was stolen is enough to be charged. Even if you didn't know or insist you didn't know, if the Court finds that you should have known or investigated further, you may still be charged and convicted. The penalties for possession of stolen property are usually divided into two categories: Property valued over $5,000 and property valued under $5,000. If you are convicted, the penalties can range anywhere from a discharge (being found guilty but not criminally convicted), heavy fines, probation, and up to 10 years of jail time.
If you are facing charges for possession of stolen property, the team at Andrews Benko & Associates can help. Our team has been helping people facing charges like possession of stolen property for years, and we know how to build strong cases and fight for our client's rights. We will do everything we can to get your case dismissed or reduced as much as possible. Contact us today.