Minn.Stat§609.53 defines the act of receiving stolen property as possessing, transferring, buying, or concealing stolen property, and with the knowledge that the property was obtained illegally. A person who is accused of receiving stolen property is treated the same way as the person who stole the property. If this is an accusation you are facing, it is important to have a Minnesota theft lawyer representing you.
Carson J. Heefner has 20 years of experience representing clients that have been charged with crimes. When you have been accused of receiving stolen property, it is a must to have a competent and skilled criminal attorney protecting your rights and fighting for your future. With an experienced defense lawyer, you can receive a much better result.
Receiving Stolen Property Charges In Minnesota
In Minnesota, the level of offense for receiving stolen property depends on the value of the items in your possession. These offenses range from Misdemeanors to Felonies.
- Less than $500. This is a Misdemeanor, with a maximum punishment of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
- $500 but less than $1,000. This is a Gross Misdemeanor, with a maximum punishment of 1 year in jail and a $3,000 fine.
- $1,000 but less than $5,000. This is a Felony, with a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. $5,000
- More than $5,000. This is a Felony, with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or a $20,000 fine.
- More than $35,000. This is a Felony, with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Building A Strong Defense
Building a strong defense involves looking at every angle. An experienced attorney can do this. Carson J. Heefner will look at the facts surrounding your case, and conduct a thorough investigation. A common defense is that the person was unaware that the goods were, in fact, stolen. Requisite knowledge and intent are very important elements of this offense, and an experienced defense lawyer can formulate an effective defense.
Contact Attorney Carson J. Heefner Today
Carson J. Heefner has over 20 years experience representing individuals who have been charged with receiving stolen property. If you or someone you know has been accused of this offense, contact Carson at 612-202-8971 for a free consultation.