A receiving stolen property charge is a very serious charge that can have serious consequences. If convicted for receiving stolen property, you may face jail time, severe fines, restitution, and probation. If you have been arrested for receiving stolen property, it is important that you seek the help of a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
In Missouri, a person commits the crime of receiving stolen property if he or she receives, retains, or disposes of property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen.
In order for the prosecution to gain a conviction for receiving stolen property, they must prove that an individual knew that the property had been stolen, or the person believed that it was stolen. Frequently, a person is simply unaware that the property he or she received was stolen, yet they may be facing severe consequences for their innocent actions. Whether this is true in your particular case or whether you did in fact know the property that you received was stolen, Henderson Law Group will aggressively fight to minimize the consequences of your charge.
Depending on the nature and value of the property involved, an individual charged with receiving stolen property may be facing a misdemeanor offense or a felony offense. Under either classification, a receiving stolen property charge may subject you to jail time, stiff fines, restitution, and probation. In addition to any court-mandated sentence, a receiving stolen property charge may also adversely affect your employment, career opportunities, and educational aspirations. It is important for you to consult with a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney today to understand your rights and what may happen to you.
Contact the criminal defense attorneys of Henderson Law Group today for a free consultation and to learn how the law applies to your specific charge of receiving stolen property. We are available 24/7 to fight for you.