Orlando Possession of Stolen Property Lawyers
Defense For Dealing In Or Receiving Stolen Property Charges In Orlando
There is an old saying: "If something looks too good to be true, it probably is." If you have been charged with dealing in stolen property, you may be thinking this right now. Employees of pawn shops and second-hand metal dealers are often charged with these very serious crimes. If you or a loved one has been alleged to deal in stolen property, you need a criminal defense lawyer to present a strong defense and determine any viable alternatives.
Dealing In Stolen Property Can Be More Serious Than The Original Theft
Dealing in stolen property can be charged as a second-degree felony or a first-degree felony, depending on the specific circumstances. This is a more serious charge than almost any kind of theft charge. In Florida, second-degree felonies carry mandatory prison sentences. The government does not even have to prove that you knew the property was stolen. It only needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you should have known the property was stolen.
Orlando possession of stolen property attorneys understand the legal issues in play in these cases. They will explore all of the evidence to find the weaknesses in the state's case. For instance, the state may have difficulties proving that you should have known a piece of property was stolen. If this is the case, they will work to have your criminal charges dismissed or minimized.
Discuss Your Case With Our Orlando Possession Of Stolen Property Attorneys
Even if your situation seems hopeless, you have rights, and you have options. At LaBar Adams, our attorneys understand your rights and can help you make the most of your options. Call 1-866-680-4LAW (4529) or fill out or online form at the top of this page and an attorney from our law firm will contact you shortly. We respond promptly to messages after business hours.