A police office sees you drive through a stop sign. The officer pulls you over. When the officer runs the vehicle registration, the car comes back as stolen. You are arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle. How do you defend against the charge.
All crimes contain legal elements. Under Massachusetts Law the crime of receiving a stolen motor vehicle requires the Government to prove three elements. First, the person in charge was in possession of the vehicle. Second, the person knew or had reason to know the vehicle was stolen. Third, the person in possession of the vehicle intended to deprive the owner of rightful use of the vehicle.
Top Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorneys will analyze the facts and develop a strategy to challenge the Government’s evidence. Challenging the evidence may include contesting the knowledge element. What is the Government’s evidence that you knew the vehicle was stolen? Was the window broken? Was the ignition popped? Were you the driver or a passenger in the stolen motor vehicle?
Additionally, and experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer will analyze the evidence as it pertains to an intention to deprive the owner of the use of the stolen motor vehicle.
MASSACHUSETTS RECEIVING STOLEN MOTOR VEHICLE LAWYER
Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Jeff Miller has experience representing clients charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle or receiving stolen property. CLICK HERE to read about cases where Chelsea Criminal Defense Attorney Jeff Miller has successfully defended clients charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle or receiving stolen property. If you have been charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle contact the Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeff Miller at 617-482-5799 to schedule an appointment.