Receiving Stolen Property

Sussex County Delaware Receiving Stolen Property Lawyers

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In Delaware, it is illegal to receive or be in possession of, stolen property. Receiving stolen property can be deemed either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the value of the property. Regardless, it is a very serious charge and warrants the help of a Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Call Georgetown Delaware Property Crime Defense Lawyers in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss your rights and how to protect them. In Sussex County, call 302-855-9300. In Kent County, dial 302-697-2499. Email the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay about stolen property. We have an in-depth knowledge of Delaware property crime laws and will use our experience and resources to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for you.

Delaware Receiving Stolen Property Laws

§ 851. Receiving stolen property; class G felony; class A misdemeanor.

A person is guilty of receiving stolen property if the person intentionally receives, retains or disposes of property of another person with intent to deprive the owner of it or to appropriate it, knowing that it has been acquired under circumstances amounting to theft, or believing that it has been so acquired.

Receiving stolen property is a class A misdemeanor unless the value of the property received, retained or disposed of is $1,500 or more, or unless the receiver has twice before been convicted of receiving stolen property, in which case it is a class G felony.

§ 852. Receiving stolen property; presumption of knowledge.

The knowledge that property has been acquired under circumstances amounting to theft may be presumed in the case of a person who acquires it for a consideration which the person knows is substantially below its reasonable value, or that a person possesses property whose affixed identification or serial number is altered, removed, defaced or falsified. In addition, knowledge that property has been acquired under circumstances amounting to theft shall be presumed in the case of a person or dealer who acquires it for a consideration, when such property consists of traffic signs, other traffic control devices or historical markers and the acquisition is not accompanied by a written authorization for the property’s disposition from the Department of Transportation, Department of State or other entity which owns the property.

Let A Delaware Property Crime Attorney Help You

There is a lot at stake if you have been arrested for receiving stolen property in Delaware. If you are facing charges related to stolen property possession charges in Delaware it makes sense to work with a skilled Kent County Delaware Property Crime Defense Lawyer. The Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay ultimate goal is to have your charges dropped or dismissed. If that is not an option we will do everything necessary to devise a solid defense for you and have the negative repercussions minimized.

Retaining an experienced Delaware Property Crime Lawyer makes sense as they will plan a strategic and sound defense for you and they will make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire legal process. Do not wait to contact Seaford Delaware Criminal Defense Attorneys the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-697-2499 or 302-855-9300. You can also email Sussex County Delaware Defense Lawyers.

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