Legal Question in Criminal Law in Georgia

what is theft by recieveing?

An aquaintance sold me some radiators that turned out to be stolen? I didn't know this until I was charged with theft by recieving.

Asked on 5/15/10, 7:09 pm

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Charles W. Field Charles W. Field, Attorney at Law

From the Code of GA: " 16-8-7. Theft By Receiving Stolen Property

(a) A person commits the offense of theft by receiving stolen property when he receives, disposes of, or retains stolen property which he knows or should know was stolen unless the property is received, disposed of, or retained with intent to restore it to the owner. "Receiving" means acquiring possession or control or lending on the security of the property."

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Answered on 5/21/10, 7:29 am


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