Theft comes in many forms: petty theft, theft by deception, theft by extortion, and theft by false pretext. But the act of stealing, in any form, is not the only crime related to theft. It is also a crime to receive, acquire, or control property you know, or should know, to have been stolen.
An individual can be charged with this crime as a misdemeanor or a felony. Those charged with a felony may be imprisoned for more than one year, can be charged with a heavy fine, and will likely face forfeiture of the items received. A misdemeanor may not be as serious as a felony, but those charged with a misdemeanor can face time in jail, a fine, or other punishments.
If you have been charged with receiving stolen property in California, a San Diego attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett can help you develop your best defense against the prosecution.
A San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer at Bradley Corbett Law Can Help
Our experienced lawyers have the knowledge you need in every circumstance regarding your arrest:
- The lawyers at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett can help you prove your claim of not knowing the property was stolen.
- Our attorneys will take the time to gather evidence in your defense that the police and prosecution may not have.
- Our team strives to quickly bring your case to a close in order to preserve your rights.
- When you call our offices, you will be assigned a San Diego criminal defense attorney who is dedicated, passionate, and driven.
Even in the best of circumstances in being charged with receiving stolen property, a San Diego attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett can help improve your chances of receiving a favorable verdict.