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Receiving stolen property in Missouri is defined as one who “receives, retains or disposes of property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen.” Similar to a charge of stealing, the severity of the charges and penalty depend on the value of the items. I can argue that you didn’t know the property was stolen, any challenge any other facts or evidence against you.
Missouri Criminals Law Statutes – excerpt
Receiving stolen property.
Evidence of receiving stolen property may consist of the following:
- to be found in possession or control of other property stolen on separate occasions from two or more persons;
- to receive other stolen property in another transaction within the year preceding the transaction charged;
- to acquired the stolen property for a consideration which he knew was far below its reasonable value.
Receiving Stolen Property – Penalties:
Under Missouri criminal laws, receiving stolen property under $500 in value is a Class A misdemeanor. If the value of the property is $500 or more, or the person is a dealer in goods of the type in question, then it would Class C felony.
Fighting A Stolen Property Charge
It is certainly very possible to be falsely accused of this charge. You may have though the item was available for your use, such as something borrowed from work. Or it simply could have been an oversight about the payment.
If you purchased something, but didn’t know that the person you bought it from may have obtained it illegally, you could be charged also.
If you’ve been accused of or arrested for receiving stolen property in Missouri, you need an experienced criminal lawyer to help you through it. Take advantage of my free consultation by calling to speak to a top criminal defense attorney in the St. Louis or Kansas City area.