Concealing Stolen Property
Concealing Stolen Property is intended to cover two situations: First, when a person receives property without knowledge that the property is stolen, and the person later learns that the property is stolen, but, rather than return to the property, the person conceals the property from the owner or rightful possessor. Second, when a defendant retains possession of the stolen property, but another person aids the person by concealing the property and thereby prevents recovery of the property. The crime of concealing stolen property is committed only if the property is concealed from the owner or from a person having possessory rights in the property.
It is important to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer, if you or a loved one are charged with Concealing Stolen Property in Oklahoma.
The statute for Concealing Stolen Property is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 1713, which states that “every person who, without making reasonable inquiry, buys, receives, conceals, withholds, or aids in concealing or withholding any property which has been stolen, embezzled, obtained by false pretense or robbery, or otherwise feloniously obtained, under such circumstances as should cause such person to make reasonable inquiry to ascertain that the person from whom such property was bought or received had the legal right to sell or deliver it shall be presumed to have bought or received such property knowing it to have been so stolen or wrongfully obtained. This presumption may, however, be rebutted by proof.”
Elements of the Crime
In order to be convicted of Concealing Stolen Property in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove:
1) Concealing or withholding;
2) Stolen or embezzled fraudulently or feloniously obtained personal property;
3) From the owner or person having possessory rights;
4) Known or believed by the defendant, or that the defendant reasonably should have known or believed, to have been stolen or embezzled or fraudulently or feloniously obtained;
5) With the intent to deprive permanently.
Oklahoma Jury Instruction #5-113.
What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You
Being charged with Concealing Stolen Property in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.
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