Possession of Stolen Goods
If you are caught with stolen goods in your possession, you could be in a lot of trouble.
Let’s say police stop you late one night for a traffic citation. In the course of talking to you they get suspicious and ask to search your vehicle. There, they find you are in possession of numerous electronic items.
It doesn’t matter where you got them. Only that they are now in your possession. This is a crime in which you can be charged for either having bought, been given or somehow acquired stolen property. You must have know the items were stolen and you accepted or bought them anyway.
If you’ve been arrested for dealing in stolen goods, you should immediately contact Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire.
He is a criminal defense attorney who is trusted and has a vast amount of experience in dealing with theft cases.
The practice of dealing in stolen goods is outlined in the state’s criminal code, which your can read at RSA 637:7.
A person commits theft if he receives, retains, or disposes of the property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has probably been stolen, with a purpose to deprive the owner thereof.
The knowledge or belief required for paragraph I is presumed in the case of a dealer who:
(a) Is found in possession or control of property stolen from 2 or more persons on separate occasions; or
(b) Has received other stolen property within the year preceding the receiving charged; or
(c) Being a dealer in property of the sort received, retained or disposed, acquires it for a consideration which he knows is far below its reasonable value, or
(d) Purchases property from a law enforcement officer working in an undercover capacity, or an agent of such law enforcement officer, where such property has been explicitly represented as stolen.
As used in this section, "receives'' means acquiring possession, control or title or lending on the security of the property; and "dealer'' means a person in the business of buying or selling goods.
If you’ve been accused, you will want to speak to your lawyer right away. This is a serious offense and it can land you in jail for a long time, depending on the circumstances of your case.
If you hire Michael Anzalone, he will advise you not to speak to investigators without him being present. He doesn’t want you to say or do anything that can harm your case in any way. Michael Anazalone will always have your best interests as his top priority.
In discussions with your attorney, you will decide whether your case is strong enough to go before a judge and jury. If not, he may recommend that you take a plea deal, which could give you a suspended or lesser sentence in exchange for a guilty plea.
We want you to get back on your feet as soon as possible so you can start getting your life back together.
This is the kind of arrest that can destroy your life. Your reputation could be tarnished, you could lose your job and your family might be very embarrassed by your actions.
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