Defining Dealing in Stolen Property Cases
Florida Statute 812.019
Dealing in stolen property.--
(1) Any person who traffics in, or endeavors to traffic in, property that he or she knows or should know was stolen shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082, 775.083, and 775.084.
(2) Any person who initiates, organizes, plans, finances, directs, manages, or supervises the theft of property and traffics in such stolen property shall be guilty of a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082, 775.083, and 775.084.
Seeking Legal Assistance
A conviction for trafficking stolen property can result in a prison sentence, a fine, and a seriously blemished criminal record. If you're charged with a crime as serious as dealing in stolen property, it's important to consult a criminal lawyer who's expertise is Florida law. An expert criminal defense attorney can explain Florida law to you and the possible outcomes for your case when it's heard in court. Wayne Richter, The Florida Criminal Defense Attorney, can assist you with protecting your legal rights and can help you achieve the best outcome possible in your case. Contact our office today for your initial consultation.