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If you buy stolen property, without knowing that the property was stolen in the first place, can you be charged with theft, or aiding in theft?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    You can be charged with many crime. Being convicted is another matter. If you bought the items in good faith then you are probably fine. The issue is whether you know the items were stolen.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/2/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    Yes, you might be charged, regardless of whether in fact you have broken the law. An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 4/2/2013
    Michael E. Dailey | Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    922 Oak Street
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    (816) 221-7008
    You can be charged with possessing or acquiring stolen property.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri - Replied: 4/2/2013
    Francis Springer | Springer Law Office, PLLC
    1042 Gluckstadt Road, Ste C
    Madison, MS 39110
    (601) 605-5004
    Yes, you can. Actual knowledge may or may not be a factor in an arrest or conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi - Replied: 4/2/2013
    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    Depending on all the facts, it may be possible. If you find out after the fact, contacting the police may save a lot of grief.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 4/2/2013
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