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Theft Crimes Milwaukee
Theft Crimes Milwaukee
Theft

CHARGED WITH THEFT
OF PROPERTY?

Theft

CHARGED WITH THEFT
OF PROPERTY?

SHEBOYGAN AND MILWAUKEE RECEIVING OF STOLEN PROPERTY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

In Wisconsin, crimes having to do with theft or property damage such as burglary, fraud, or arson, can include everything from stealing a TV set to burning down a large building.

Many of these charges, and the severity of their corresponding penalties, are determined by the total value of any goods that were stolen, and whether the accused person was armed during the commission of the crime. The experienced Milwaukee burglary defense attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates have handled a multitude of cases of all different types of theft and property crimes.

If you’ve been arrested, you need the best criminal lawyers in Milwaukee and Sheboygan. Please contact our Milwaukee criminal lawyers via phone or email for a free consultation so we can help you navigate the broad range of charges pertaining to theft and property crimes.


WHAT IS RECEIVING OF STOLEN PROPERTY IN WISCONSIN?

Wisconsin statutes 943.34(1) state:

    1. Except as provided under s. 948.62, whoever knowingly or intentionally receives or conceals stolen property is guilty of:
      (a) A Class A misdemeanor, if the value of the property does not exceed $2,500.
      (bf) A Class I felony, if the value of the property exceeds $2,500 but does not exceed $5,000.
      (bm) A Class H felony, if the property is a firearm or if the value of the property exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $10,000.
      (c) A Class G felony, if the value of the property exceeds $10,000.
    2. In any action or proceeding for a violation of sub. (1), a party may use duly identified and authenticated photographs of property which was the subject of the violation in lieu of producing the property.

HOW TO PROVE RECEIPT OF STOLEN PROPERTY?

The state must prove 2 elements:

  1. That you had received or concealed stolen property
  2. That you knew it was stolen property

Short of a confession, this crime is difficult for the state to prove. It relies almost entirely on your state of mind at the time you received the alleged stolen property. If you did not know that the property was stolen, you have an absolute defense.

Wisconsin penalties for Receiving Stolen Property:
9 months county jail – 5 years prison


Contact the best Milwaukee and Sheboygan theft of property and fraud defense lawyers.

Call Birdsall Obear & Associates.

Attorneys John A. Birdsall and Kirk B. Obear are Milwaukee criminal attorneys who have won countless cases over the past decades. Their aggressive defense strategy is unsurpassed and has placed them among the best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Milwaukee.

Property theft crimes many times carry special circumstances that only the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Birdsall Obear & Associates will know how to confront, confidently and efficiently... and win your case.

Our fraud defense lawyers in Sheboygan and Milwaukee know how to confront and challenge illegal police action, whether it's improper search technique or other violations, if we find that your constitutional rights were violated, your case could be dismissed.

Our lawyers are simply the best theft and fraud crimes defense law firm Wisconsin has to offer. Contact our Milwaukee Criminal Attorneys at Birdsall Obear & Associates.


Milwaukee and Sheboygan Federal Crimes Defense Attorneys in Wisconsin
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414-831-5465

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Milwaukee, WI 53202


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Sheboygan, WI 53081

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