Dealing in Stolen Property
If you or your loved one has been charged with Dealing in Stolen Property (or “DSP”), contact Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Joe Bodiford. What follows is the Florida DSP statute:
812.019. Dealing in stolen property
Bodiford Law Notes:
The Florida Dealing in Stolen Property (“fencing”) statute makes it a criminal act to sell property someone knows it stolen. A fence would take stolen property from a thief and sell it, then split the money with the thief. The DSP statute has two parts – simply “fencing” an item is a second degree felony (up to 15 years in prison), but trafficking in stolen property is a first degree felony (up to 30 years in prison).
BODIFORD LAW LINKS:
Link to DSP Jury Instruction
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(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 ss. 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 ss. 775.082, 775.083, and 775.084.
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Joe Bodiford and Gannon Coens at the Tallahassee Criminal Defense firm of Bodiford Law can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation. Joe Bodiford has handled thousands of property crime cases, from grand theft to dealing/trafficking in stolen property.