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Stolen Property

Criminal Defense Lawyers commonly represent criminal defendants charged with Dealing in Stolen Property. This is sometimes referred to as receiving stolen property or selling stolen property. Receipt of stolen property criminal charges can result in conviction if the recipient knew or had reason to know that the property he or she received or purchased was stolen. To prove the criminal offense of Dealing in Stolen Property (Fencing), the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect trafficked in or endeavored to traffic in the stolen property where the suspect knew or should have known that the property was stolen. Proof of possession of recently stolen property, unless satisfactorily explained, gives rise to an inference that the person in possession of the property knew or should have known that the property had been stolen. Proof of the purchase or sale of stolen property at a price substantially below the fair market value, unless satisfactorily explained, gives rise to an inference that the person buying or selling the property knew or should have known that the property had been stolen. Proof of the purchase or sale of stolen property by a dealer in property, out of the regular course of business or without the usual indicia of ownership other than mere possession, unless satisfactorily explained, gives rise to an inference that the person buying or selling the property knew or should have known that it had been stolen. Proof that a dealer who regularly deals in used property possesses stolen property, upon which a name and phone number of a person other than the offeror of the property are conspicuously displayed, gives rise to an inference that the dealer possessing the property knew or should have known that the property was stolen. Proof that a person was in possession of a stolen motor vehicle and that the ignition mechanism of the motor vehicle had been bypassed or the steering wheel locking mechanism had been broken or bypassed, unless satisfactorily explained, gives rise to an inference that the person in possession of the stolen motor vehicle knew or should have known that the motor vehicle had been stolen. “Property” means anything of value, and includes real property, including things growing on, affixed to and found in land; tangible or intangible personal property, including rights, privileges, interests, and claims; and services. “Stolen property” means property that has been the subject of any criminally wrongful taking or if the property has not been stolen, that it was offered for sale to the criminal suspect as stolen property. “Traffic” means to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense or otherwise dispose of property; and to buy, receive, possess, obtain control of or use property with the intent to sell, transfer, distribute, dispense or otherwise dispose of that property. To prove the crime of Dealing in Stolen Property (Organizing), the State Attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the criminal suspect initiated, organized, planned, financed, directed, managed, or supervised the theft of the property, or that the criminal suspect trafficked in the property.

If charged with this criminal offense in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, or Miami Dade County, call Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A for a free consultation 24 hours per day seven days per week with a Fort Lauderdale Stolen Property Lawyer regarding your rights as a defendant charged with a criminal violation. He is a criminal defense attorney who practices criminal law in the greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas, and he has many years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in the greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas, as well as the rest of Broward County and Miami Dade County.

812.019 Dealing in stolen property.

Disclaimer

The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.

If you have been charged as an Accessory After the Fact or a Principal in the First Degree to a criminal offense in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.