Criminal Lawyer Helps Those Facing Fencing (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7.1) Charges
Fencing (N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7.1) is a theft crime, and is graded according to the value of the goods in question. Specifically, Fencing refers to two acts.
First, possessing altered goods, such as those missing serial numbers or labels, is criminalized under the statute.
Knowingly possessing such materials is a crime, but there are a number of defenses available to those charged.
Showing proof of a valid purchase of the items is usually adequate to remove the underlying suspicion that the goods were stolen.
Dealing in stolen property is charged when you are believed to have trafficked in stolen goods, even if your role was minimal.
In these cases, it is vital to show that you were not aware that the goods themselves were stolen.
An experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney can build a strong case that juries will understand.
If you or a family member need help with fencing charges, call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.