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Have You Been Accused of Receiving Stolen Property?

According to California Penal Code 496, it is against the law to take possession of something that you know was stolen. Taking possession of something can include buying, concealing, selling, receiving as a gift, or withholding and refusing to return it. The charges for receiving stolen property can vary depending on a few factors, but can be classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony with penalties including jail time and large fines.

When you are facing accusations of receiving stolen property, the consequences could potentially be severe. In order to protect your name and your future, contact a skilled Modesto criminal defense attorney from The Law Offices of Mark Girdner. Attorney Mark Girdner’s experience in criminal law as a Deputy District Attorney gives him a unique and cutting-edge insight into the thought processes of a prosecutor, allowing him to better-defend clients who choose his representation.

Let us show you the difference this experience can make for your case; call the Law Offices of Mark Girdner today at (209) 326-1533 for a free initial consultation.

Defenses for Receiving Stolen Property

When you are facing stolen property accusations, an experienced attorney will be able to assist you in navigating your criminal defense process with well-orchestrated arguments based on the evidence. Fortunately, there are several common defenses which may be able to help you with your case.

Some common defenses for receiving stolen property include:

  • You did not know the property was stolen
  • You didn’t know you had received the property
  • You intended to return the property
  • You were “voluntarily intoxicated” and did not have the intent to be involved in the crime

As with any other theft crime, convictions are heavily prosecuted, and it is not advised that you risk defending yourself against your charges. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer may be able to help you fight back in the most optimal fashion and help you clear your name.

Contact the Law Offices of Mark Girdner now and get reputable legal counsel for your case!