Receiving Stolen Property (Penal Code Section 496 (A))
Understanding the crime of Receiving Stolen Property under Penal Code Section 496(a) is relatively simple. If you purchase, receive, conceal or withhold from the actual owner, any property that you know has been stolen, then you can be found guilty of this crime.
Receiving Stolen Property can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the value of the stolen property in question.
There may be certain defenses that are applicable in your case such as you did not have knowledge that the property in your possession was stolen or maybe you did not even know you had the stolen property in your possession. Contact Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Ali Komaili if you have been charged with Receiving Stolen Property or any other criminal matter in Orange County.