Wisconsin Law: Receiving Stolen Property

Section 943.34(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Criminal Code provides that it is a Misdemeanor to
receive stolen property. The elements that the State must prove in order to support a conviction
for the charge of Receiving Stolen Property are:

  • The Defendant intentionally received or concealed property.
  • The property was stolen property.
  • The Defendant knew or believed that the property was stolen at the time it was received
    or concealed.

Receiving stolen property carries a very subjective element of knowledge. The State can use
circumstantial evidence, and juries typically see through attempts to deny “knowledge”, so it is
very important to hire an experienced Wisconsin Criminal Defense Lawyer if you are charged
with this offense.

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