You can be arrested for receiving stolen property in Minnesota if you know, or have reason to know, the property is stolen. You would have reason to know the property was stolen if, for example, you bought a Rolex watch from someone on the street corner for only $75.00 when the watch is worth $500.00. Even if you did not have personal knowledge that the watch was just stolen from a jewelry store, the law imposes criminal liability because you should have known you were purchasing stolen property. The policy behind the law is aimed at discouraging theft crimes by taking away the financial incentive.
If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for receiving stolen property in Minnesota or Wisconsin, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend your freedon. Call attorney Robert J. Shane for a free phone consultation at (612) 339-1024. Mr. Shane has 28 years of criminal defense experience to work for you. Experience is your best defense.