Our client was charged with Felony Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000. Under KRS 514.110, a person is guilty of receiving stolen property when he receives, retains, or disposes of movable property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or having reason to believe that it has been stolen, unless the property is received, retained, or disposed of with intent to restore it to the owner. The possession by any person of any recently stolen movable property shall be prima facie evidence that such person knew such property was stolen.
The client’s car was towed. When he went to the tow yard, no one was present, he saw the keys, made an unfortunate decision, and took his vehicle without paying the tow yard fees. The tow company filed a criminal complaint, found the client’s car, and towed it again.
Once retained, Abe Mashni immediately got to work fixing the problem. He contacted the tow company to try to smooth things over and see how much money it would take to get the car back. Needless to say, the tow company’s owner was extremely mad about the entire situation. After multiple conversations, the tow company and our client were able to work out a deal to get his car back.
After resolving matters with the tow company, Abe Mashni began negotiations with the prosecutor. At the end of the day, the prosecutor agreed to DISMISS WITH PREJUDICE the Felony Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000 charge. Our client walked out of the courtroom a free man and without the burden of a felony charge hanging over his head.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense