stolen-propertyThe criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients charged with a wide variety of theft and fraud offenses, such as carjacking, petit theft, and credit card fraud, in jurisdictions including West Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Delray Beach.

Notably, the firm’s managing partner, Jay Arnesen, has acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding these types of offenses due to his service as a former police officer. His previous experience providing the state with the necessary evidence to prosecute defendants facing theft and fraud charges has endowed him with exceptional insight into the components of a successful defense strategy. Mr. Arnesen now employs this knowledge to better serve his clients who are facing charges of this kind.

With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, the lawyers at Arnesen Law are readily available for their clients, whom they successfully represent in courts throughout South Florida. Contact their offices anytime at 561-419-9630 for a free consultation about your case.

As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.

Dealing in Stolen Property – Florida Statutes Section 812.019

Chapter 812, Section 19 of the Florida Statutes governs offenses related to dealing stolen property. As detailed below, violations of this statute are divided into two distinct categories based on the defendant’s alleged activity with regard to the stolen property. Specifically, those allegedly involved with the initial theft of the stolen property, as well as its subsequent trafficking, are subject to more serious charges and as such, they face more severe penalties.

Chapter 812, Section 19 provides:

(1)   Any person who traffics in, or endeavors to traffic in, property that he or she knows or should know was stolen shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in sections 775.082, 775.083, and 775.084.

(2) Any person who initiates, organizes, plans, finances, directs, manages, or supervises the theft of property and traffics in such stolen property shall be guilty of a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in sections 775.082, 775.083, and 775.084.

Dealing in Stolen Property – Potential Penalties

First Degree Felony Dealing in Stolen Property: maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and fines not to exceed $10,000

Second Degree Felony Dealing in Stolen Property: maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, up to 15 years of probation, and fines not to exceed $10,000

Contact Our Palm Beach County Dealing in Stolen Property Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with dealing in stolen property in South Florida, find the help you need by contacting the criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law. Our lawyers are always available to provide free legal consultations. Call us today about your case at 561-419-9630.

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Jay Arnesen is a retired police officer turned criminal defense attorney who now defends clients charged with criminal and traffic (DUI) offenses in South Florida. With offices conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Mr. Arnesen appears in courts throughout South Florida on a regular basis. Protect your rights, contact experienced criminal defense lawyer Jay Arnesen anytime for a free initial consultation at 866-347-6296.

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