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:
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
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.
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:
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.
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
criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free
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