Criminal Defense Attorneys For Receiving Stolen Property Charges
If you receive or bring into the state property that you know or believe to be stolen, you can be charged with Receiving Stolen Property (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7) in New Jersey.
Under the statute, the state will presume you had knowledge that the property was stolen if you are found in possession of two or more items stolen on two or more different occasions, if you have received stolen property in another transaction in the last year, if you are in the business of buying property of that nature but do not take steps to ascertain that it is not stolen, or if you are found in possession of two or more defaced access devices.
Depending on the value of the stolen property in your possession, you may be facing a sentence of up to ten years, with crippling fines that you’ll be forced to pay off after your incarceration.
There are defenses against charges of Receiving Stolen Property in New Jersey, and your best bet at defeating the case against you is to work with an experienced New Jersey theft crimes defense lawyer.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 and learn how you can fight back against charges of Receiving Stolen Property.