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Receiving Stolen Property

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving stolen property (Alabama Code 13A-8-16) is committed when:

  • An individual intentionally receives, retains or disposes of stolen property knowing that it has been stolen or having reasonable grounds to believe it has been stolen, unless the property is received, retained or disposed of with intent to restore it to the owner.
  • If a person:
      • On two separate occasions within a year prior to the commission of the instant offense of receiving stolen property is found in possession or control of stolen property
      • Possesses goods or property which have been recently stolen
      • Regularly buys, sells, uses or handles in the course of business property of the sort received, and acquired the property without making reasonable inquiry whether the person selling or delivering the property to him had a legal right to do so, this shall be prima facie evidence that he has the requisite knowledge or belief

Receiving stolen property in the first degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-17):

  • Receiving stolen property which exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in value.
  • Receiving stolen property in the first degree is a Class B felony.

Receiving stolen property in the second degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-18):

  • Receiving stolen property:
      • Which is between one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) in value and two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) in value.
      • Of any value under the circumstances described in subdivision (b)(3) of Section 13A-8-16.
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          • Section 13A-8-16 (b)(3)- regularly buys, sells, uses or handles in the course of business property of the sort received, and acquired the property without making reasonable inquiry whether the person selling or delivering the property to him had a legal right to do so, the presumption is that he has the requisite knowledge or belief.
  • Receiving stolen property in the second degree is a Class C felony.

Receiving stolen property in the third degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-18.1):

  • Receiving stolen property which exceeds five hundred dollars ($500) in value but does not exceed one thousand four hundred and ninety-nine dollars ($1,499) in value.
  • Receiving stolen property in the third degree is a Class D felony.

Receiving stolen property in the fourth degree (Alabama Code 13A-8-19):

  • Receiving stolen property which does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) in value.
  • Receiving stolen property in the fourth degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

If you have been arrested for receiving stolen property or any other offense in Alabama, call (251) 301-0362 immediately to speak with an experienced Mobile defense attorney. Your freedom may depend on it.

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