California Receiving Stolen Property Lawyer
Have you been charged with Receiving Stolen Property in California? Find out what you need to do next.
In California, if you are being prosecuted for receiving stolen property, you could be facing a variety of penalties including jail time, a permanent record, and hefty fines. It can be stressful and scary to have criminal charges pending. You need someone on your side to help you navigate the system, do not let one mistake or blemish on your record effect you for the rest of your life. It can affect potential jobs, your current job, or even renting an apartment. Let Weber Law help you keep your record clean.
California Receiving Stolen Property Charges and Penalties
What is Receiving Stolen Property?
In California, every person who buys or receives any property that has been stolen or that has been obtained in any manner constituting theft or extortion, knowing the property is stolen or obtained, or who conceals, sells, withholds, or aids in concealing, selling, or withholding any property from the owner, knowing the property to be so stolen or obtained, or who conceals, sells, withholds, or aids in concealing, selling, or withholding any property from the owner, knowing the property is stolen or obtained, is guilty of receiving stolen property.
One of the key factors of this crime is having knowledge that the goods were stolen or taken. For instance, if you know a friend stole a stereo, and you help them conceal it, that could get you charged. Another example is stealing someone’s cellphone and trying to sell it online.
What is the Punishment for Receiving Stolen Property in California?
Receiving stolen property is punishable by imprisonment for not more than one year. However, if it is your first offense and the value of the property is less than $950.00, it can be charged as a misdemeanor, which has a lesser sentence. There are instances where the punishment can be left up to the discretion of the judge. In those instances, it is a good idea to have legal counsel advocating for you with the judge.
If you are convicted of buying or receiving a stolen motor vehicle or special construction equipment, or motorized vehicles/vessels, the punishment is imprisonment ranging from sixteen months to two years, a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.
As the sentence can range so widely depending on the aspects of the crime, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel that can fight for the lowest sentence possible. It is possible to get a sentence reduction, but it requires good legal counsel.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a receiving stolen property charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
If you are being prosecuted for receiving stolen property in California, no matter the circumstances, there are a few ways that Weber Law can fight for you. There are defenses against the crime of receiving stolen property which include but are not limited to, not having knowledge that the goods were stolen, not intending to receive stolen property, and not actually receiving stolen property. Weber Law can help lower the charge to a lesser crime, lower your sentence for less jail time, lower your fine amount, or represent you at trial. Do not face these charges alone, let Weber Law work for you. By looking at potential evidence such as video surveillance, your criminal record, and potential eyewitness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and creating an outcome you can be happy with. An outcome that will allow you to live a life free of a criminal charge. Being convicted of receiving stolen property can have impacts on the rest of your life; let Weber Law help you navigate the criminal justice system. The court room can be a very intimidating place; let Weber Law do the work for you. If you or anyone you know is being prosecuted for receiving stolen property in the state of California, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 496, Receiving stolen property; punishment; swap meet vendors and others dealing in or collection merchandise, or personal property; damages and costs; attempted offenses; penalties.
CA Penal Code § 496d, Vehicle, trailer, construction equipment or vessel known to be stolen; knowingly obtaining, concealing, selling or withholding from owner.
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