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In New Jersey, theft cases are both common and serious. The background of the charge can either be a “street crime” or a white collar crime. Innocent people have a great chance of being charged with receiving stolen property because police may assume that the person knew that the property was stolen. As a result, a wide variety of people in New Jersey are charged with receiving stolen property. In order to be convicted, the State must prove that you knew the property was stolen. Our New Jersey receiving stolen property defense attorney will fight for you and develop defense strategies for any receiving stolen property case.


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With an office in New Brunswick, our receiving stolen property defense attorney is easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today to discuss your theft case.


a. Receiving. A person is guilty of theft if he knowingly receives or brings into this State movable property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it is probably stolen. It is an affirmative defense that the property was received with purpose to restore it to the owner. “Receiving” means acquiring possession, control or title, or lending on the security of the property.

b. Presumption of knowledge. The requisite knowledge or belief is presumed in the case of a person who:

  1. Is found in possession or control of two or more items of property stolen on two or more separate occasions; or
  2. Has received stolen property in another transaction within the year preceding the transaction charged; or
  3. Being a person in the business of buying or selling property of the sort received, acquires the property without having ascertained by reasonable inquiry that the person from whom he obtained it had a legal right to possess and dispose of it; or
  4. Is found in possession of two or more defaced access devices.

Our team of receiving stolen property defense lawyers will fight for you in any court in New Jersey for any theft charge including these charges:

  • Theft
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition
  • Theft by Deception
  • Theft by Extortion
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Theft of Services
  • Embezzlement

With an office in New Brunswick, our receiving stolen property defense attorney is easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey. Call us today at 732-247-3340 to discuss your theft by unlawful taking or disposition case with Jack Venturi.

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