Experienced Modesto Criminal Defense Lawyer
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