Punishment for Receiving Stolen Property

Receiving or concealing stolen property may be punishable by up to one year in jail, or if the case is filed as a felony by 16 months, or two or three years in state prison.

If the value of the property is less than $400, it may be charged as a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail.

Buying or receiving stolen property of a value of more than $400, without making a reasonable inquiry when the circumstances should cause the recipient to inquire whether the person from whom the property was received had the right to sell or deliver it, is a felony and may be punished by one year in jail or a longer term in state prison depending on several factors such as the nature of the item, its value and if a person has prior convictions.

Reducing or Avoiding Punishment For Stolen Property

Often times these punishments can be reduced or avoided entirely with the help of an experienced lawyer. The best thing you can do for yourself or your loved one if you are being charged with a crime is to retain an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer. Contact Sigal Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation.