What is Trafficking in Stolen Property A.R.S. 13-2307?
A person who recklessly traffics in the property of another that has been stolen is guilty of trafficking in stolen property in the second degree.
Recklessly means in Arizona, with respect to a result or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists.
A person who knowingly initiates, organizes, plans, finances, directs, manages or supervises the theft and trafficking in the property of another that has been stolen is guilty of trafficking in stolen property in the first degree.
Knowingly means in Arizona, with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists
A criminal defense lawyer can often challenge the prosecutor's allegations of the necessary intent to convict.
Penalties for trafficking stolen property:
Trafficking and stolen property is a class 4 felony. For a first offender it carries a presumptive sentence of 2 1/2 yrs and a mitigated sentence of 1 yr and a aggravated sentence of 5 yrs. This offense is probation eligible to a first offender.
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