Receiving Stolen Property
Rely On An Aggressive Miami Theft Crimes Attorney
Per Florida Statutes Section 812.019, it is illegal to traffic in or attempt to traffic in any property that is known or assumed to be a product of theft. If you’re charged with this crime, you may be facing severe and expensive legal penalties.
If you’ve been accused of receiving stolen property, you’re going to need an aggressive Miami theft crimes lawyer to effectively defend your case in court. Often, innocent people are falsely accused without even knowing that the property was stolen. I have been defending these clients for over 30 years.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed after being charged with a crime. You may not know who to turn to when it feels like Florida’s legal system is working against you. With my knowledgeable guidance, you can navigate this complicated legal process with confidence. By listening to your story and evaluating the evidence, I can develop an efficient case strategy that defends your reputation and protects you from the consequences of a felony conviction.
Contact my firm, Jonathan B. Blecher, P.A., at 786-785-2035 to learn explore your criminal defense options.
The Legal Consequences
Receiving stolen property is a criminal offense that can easily lead to a felony conviction without aggressive and efficient legal representation. Even if you didn’t know that the property was stolen, the prosecutor is tasked with trying to prove that you either knew or should have known that the transaction in question wasn’t legitimate.
Felony convictions include:
- Trafficking or attempting to traffic stolen property
- Second-degree felony
- Up to 15 years in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
- Organizing, directing, or financing a trafficking operation
- First-degree felony
- Up to 30 years in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
The penalties for any theft crime conviction typically include costly fines and jail time. The conviction is also listed on your criminal record and may indefinitely impact your ability to purchase a home or pursue career opportunities. Unfortunately, not even expungement can erase a theft crime conviction from your criminal record.
Your Best Defense
You need a strong defense if you want to avoid the repercussions of a felony conviction. With more than 30 years of legal experience and countless successful case resolutions under my belt, I know that I have the resources, skills, and masterful litigation techniques to effectively defend you in court. When your future hinges on the capabilities of your criminal defense attorney, don’t settle for representation that lacks my practical experience and overall legal proficiency.