stolen property offense | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Criminal Law

A stolen property offense is a criminal charge that involves the illegal possession or sale of property that has been stolen from another person or entity without their permission.

This offense can include charges such as receiving stolen property, possession of the stolen property, and theft. The severity of the offense and the potential penalties can vary depending on the value of the stolen property, the circumstances of the offense, and the jurisdiction in which the offense occurred. In general, stolen property offenses are taken seriously by law enforcement and can result in significant legal consequences, including fines, probation, and imprisonment. Additionally, those convicted of stolen property offenses may be required to pay restitution to the victim or return the stolen property to its rightful owner.

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Last Modified: 03/14/2023


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