If you are charged with receiving stolen property in Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Grant, Carroll, Owen, or Gallatin counties, you should contact a Northern Kentucky criminal attorney at Hoffman Walker & Knauf. In Kentucky, a person is guilty of receiving stolen property when he receives, retains or disposes of movable property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or having reason to believe that it has been stolen, unless the property is received, retained, or disposed of with intent to restore it to the owner.
If a person even possesses recently stolen property, the law presumes that such a person knew such property was stolen. You will need a Northern Kentucky criminal attorney to beat this presumption. The attorneys at Hoffman Walker & Knauf are ready to make your voice heard.
You should know that the value of property you are accused of possessing is important. Receiving stolen property is a Class A misdemeanor unless:
The value of the property is $500 or more but less than $10,000, in which case it is a Class D felony;
The value of the property is $10,000 or more, in which case it is a Class C felony;
The property is a firearm, regardless of the value of the firearm, in which case it is a Class D felony; or
The property is anhydrous ammonia, regardless of the value of the ammonia, in which case it is a Class D felony unless it is proven that the person violated this section with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine in violation of KRS 218A.1432, in which case it is a Class B felony for the first offense and a Class A felony for each subsequent offense.
Call the attorneys at Hoffman Walker & Knauf right now if you are charged with receiving stolen property. You need to understand the charges you face, and you need to know whether defenses are available to you. The attorneys at Hoffman Walker & Knauf are ready to help. Call today at 859-371-2227 or contact us online.