Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys
The general definition of dealing in stolen property is this: offering, selling or trafficking property that the offender knew have had reason to know was stolen.
Using the internet to traffic in stolen property may be a simple misdemeanor or a felony offense, it depends on the value of the property stolen. Trafficking or attempting to traffic stolen property is a second degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Organizing, operating, managing, directing or even financing a trafficking in stolen property is a first degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. The defendant may face criminal charges for theft and for dealing in stolen property, he or she may only be found guilty for one offense, not both.
Arrested for Dealing in Stolen Property?
You may very well be facing a long-term prison sentence as well as heavy fines if you have been accused of dealing in stolen property. Schedule for a free case evaluation with a Florida criminal defense lawyer at FCC to determine what can be done to defend your rights. You may have been falsely accused or you may have been convinced that the property you were dealing with was not stolen. You will need a professional who can prove this to the court in order for you to avoid conviction.
We offer a free consultation with an attorney at FCC to help you get started. Contact a Florida criminal defense attorney at our firm if you have been accused of dealing in stolen property.