Fight Your Receiving Stolen Property Charge in NJ
Charged with Receiving Stolen Property In New Jersey?
Protect Your Rights!
If you are accused of committing the crime of receiving stolen property
in New Jersey, you need legal help regardless of exactly how the charges
If you've been falsely accused and charged with something you didn't do, it
can be nearly impossible to defend yourself and have your story heard if you
don't have an experienced criminal defense lawyer leading the way through the
complex NJ criminal courts.
And even if you believe you are guilty, and simply made a mistake, insuring
you are not taken advantage of and punished overly harshly and unfairly can be
Either way, I can offer you some advice and suggestions of what I would do to
help as part of a free consultation.
What is Receiving Stolen Property?
According to New Jersey criminal law, if you possess property that you
know or believe to have been stolen you can be accused of Receiving Stolen
To be accused of receiving property, one of the following must apply:
- You received stolen property in a different transaction sometime in the
- You were in possession of at least two pieces of stolen property that
were stolen on two different occasions.
- You regularly do business buying or selling the property and you didn’t
ask how the person you purchased the property from obtained it.
- You have two or more pieces of property that have defaced identification
If they can't proven these facts against you beyond a reasonable doubt, then
you should be found not guilty.
(See New Jersey criminal law sec. 20-7)
How can you help me with my Receiving Stolen Property charge?
I have personally helped many people with cases where they are accused of
receiving stolen property. These cases are often very hard for the state to
prove because they must show that you had knowledge the property was stolen.
Unless you admitted to knowing the property was stolen during an interview, then
you probably have a good case that you might be able to take to trial.
There is also a defense if you were in possession of the stolen property
because you intended to return the property to the original owner. No matter
what your specific situation involved, I will personally find the best way to
help you and give you the confidence you need to proceed with your criminal
What Could Happen to Me If I am Convicted of Receiving Stolen Property?
The crime for receiving stolen property depends on your criminal history and
the value of the stolen property in your possession. Penalties are typically
similar to those for theft, but there may be some subtle
The best way to find out what your sentence would be if you were convicted is
to call me and set up a free consultation. We can go over your case and
determine how the law applies specifically to your situation.
Free Consultation on New Jersey Receiving Stolen Property Charges
Please contact my office to speak to be about these charges. I'll offer you
my legal advice and suggestions as to what your options are, and how I can help.
I look forward to speaking with you.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660
Reisig & Associates, LLC
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
We represent clients in every criminal court across New Jersey.
A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey