Receiving Stolen Property
Penal Code Section 496 (a)
If a person buys or possesses stolen property AND knew that the property was stolen, THEN
the person can be found guilty of possession of stolen property.
If the person did not reasonably believe the property was stolen then that is a defense to the crime. The key word is reasonable. If an item is outrageously less expensive then its actual worth then the District Attorney maybe able to prove its case.
Generally, however, someone reasonably in possession of something stolen should be found not guilty by a jury.
Orange County criminal attorey William Bruzzo has successfully defended Receiving Stolen Propery cases.
You should never go to court without the proper representation. William W. Bruzzo stands ready to represent you in your time of need or your family’s time of need.
Please contact Mr. Bruzzo on any criminal matter at (714) 547-4636.