Commercial Burglary Lands Four Men in Jail

Commercial Burglary Lands Four Men in Jail

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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.

What does it Mean to Receive or Conceal Stolen Property?

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.

What are the Penalties for Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property?

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.

  • Property Value Over $20,000: if the property stolen is over $20,000, then the crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $15,000. The fine may also be up to three times the value of the stolen property. The amount of the fee will be the greater of the two values.
  • Property Value Over $10,000: if the property stolen is over $10,000 then the crime is punishable with up to five years in prison and a $10,000. The fine may also be up to three times the value of the stolen property. The amount of the fee will be the greater of the two values.
  • Property Value Over $2000: if the property value is over $2,000 the crime is punishable with up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000 or three times the value of property.
  • Property Less than $200: if the property is less than $200 and the accused has no prior record, then the crime is punishable with up to 93 days in jail and a fine of up to $500 or three times the value of the property.

Let an Attorney Help

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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