Florida Statute 812.019 defines dealing in stolen property. Basically, if you buy or sell an item you know is stolen, or that you should know is stolen, you can be found guilty of dealing in stolen property. Even if you are not the person who actually stole the property you can be found guilty of this offense. You can also be found guilty of dealing in stolen property if you help someone buy or sell stolen property. If you or a loved one have been arrested in the Orlando area for dealing in stolen property call the experienced attorneys at 407-218-6277. We are available 24/7 to discuss your defense.
Dealing in stolen property is a second degree felony. By law a conviction of dealing in stolen property can result in a prison sentence up to 15 years. It can also include probation and an order for restitution and suspension of your driver’s license. If you plan or organize the theft or direct others to organize a theft with the intent to deal in stolen property it can be charged as a first degree felony which is punishable by 30 years in prison.
Dealing in stolen property is a serious matter. Make sure the attorney you hire has experience with charges of this nature. Call 407-218-6277 and to speak with one of our qualified attorneys today!