St Louis Felony Receiving Stolen Property
When you are charged with Receiving Stolen Property in St Louis as a Class C Felony, the state is claiming that the value of the property illegally received by you was between $500 and $25,000. If the value of the received goods that were allegedly stolen was in excess of $25,000, it is a Class B Felony. And if the value was less than $500, then it is considered to be a Class A Misdemeanor.
But in order for the state to prove that you received stolen property (regardless of the value), it must show that you in fact knew (or believed) that it was stolen. In other words, just because you are charged with the crime does not mean that the prosecutor can prove that you are guilty of it.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
One of the most common ways that the state will attempt to prove that you knew the received good were stolen is by showing that you had previously received stolen goods (or that you were in possession or had control over stolen goods in the past). Another way the prosecutor might prove that the goods you received were stolen is by showing that you bought the goods for way less than it normal market value.
As you can see, there are a number of factors that play a role in making the determination of guilt or innocence. But this is why it is so very important to hire an experienced St Louis criminal defense lawyer. We will fully explain your rights and options, answer all of your questions, and help guide you through the process from start to finish!!
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been taking care of drug convictions in Missouri for over ten (10) years. We specialize in making sure that your record stays clean, and so that you can move forward with life. And we want to do it all at an affordable price. The upfront fees for a typical felony possession of a controlled substance start at $750. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!
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