Recently, Flint police found thousands of parts when they searched a local scrap yard. The parts were from a large scale commercial burglary. In early January, Flint police received information about a commercial robbery, and police reported that a number of auto parts were taken from a business. After further investigation Flint police were able to recover thousands of auto parts from several different scrap yards throughout the city. Four suspects have been charged and arraigned in connection to this burglary. All four men face charges for receiving and concealing stolen property. This crime happened on a large commercial scale. However, it is possible to unknowingly receive stolen property. If you are concerned that you have received stolen property, then this article will help you understand the definition and consequences of receiving stolen property, as well as the consequences you could face.
Under Michigan law, you can receive or conceal stolen property if you buy, receive, possess, conceal, or aid anyone who is attempting to conceal property they obtained through embezzlement, burglary/theft or illegally converted into their possession.
The penalties for receiving and concealing stolen property under Michigan law depend upon the facts of the crime. Key factors include the value of the property stolen and the prior criminal records of the accused.
Crimes that involve theft and stealing carry both legal and social consequences. Receiving and concealing stolen property can stigmatize and isolate you from you community. It is hard for people to trust someone they think may steal again. If you have been accused of receiving and concealing stolen property then you should contact the criminal defense attorneys at Nickola Law. We can review the facts that led to the accusation and give you the best representation possible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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