Madison receiving stolen property defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth is an experienced receiving stolen property defense attorney. There are many potential defenses to a Wisconsin receiving stolen property charge. Call Madison receiving stolen property lawyer Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation if you need a receiving stolen property defense lawyer in Wisconsin.
Madison WI Receiving Stolen Property Defense Attorney Lawyer
Like most property crimes, the punishment for receiving stolen property depends on the value of the stolen property received or concealed. If the value of the stolen property received or concealed is $2,500 or less, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to 9 months in jail and up to a $10,000 fine. If the value of the property exceeds $2,500 receiving stolen property is a felony. The punishments for felony receiving stolen property break down as follows:
Class I felony, if the value of the property exceeds $2,500 but does not exceed $5,000, punishable by 3 years 6 months and a fine of up to $10,000.
Class H felony if the value of the property exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $10,000, punishable by prison of up to 6 years and a fine of up to $10,000.
Class G felony if the value of the property exceeds $10,000 punishable by prison of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $25,000.
To prove the misdemeanor crime of receiving stolen property, the state needs to prove the following beyond a reasonable doubt:
That the defendant intentionally received or concealed property. To receive under the WI criminal law means to acquire possession or control over the property. To conceal under the WI criminal law means to hide the property or to do something else which prevents or makes it more difficult to discover the property.
That the property was stolen. Stolen in the context of this criminal law means that the property has been intentionally taken from the owner with consent and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of possession of the property.
That when the property was received or concealed, the defendant knew that it was stolen property.
Call Madison criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation if you need receiving stolen property defense lawyer in Wisconsin.