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Theft by Receiving in Arkansas

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Arkansas Theft by Receiving Attorneys at the Howerton Law Firm handle all Arkansas theft by receiving matters for the Arkansas general practice law firm Howerton Law Firm. Use the Request a Free Consultation form on the left of the page to schedule your free initial consultation with theft by receiving lawyer Wendy Howerton or simply call the Howerton Law Firm at 479-587-9300.

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Arkansas Criminal Code for theft by receiving in Arkansas
5-36-106. Theft by receiving.
(a) A person commits the offense of theft by receiving if he or she receives, retains, or
disposes of stolen property of another person:
(1) Knowing that the property was stolen; or
(2) Having good reason to believe the property was stolen.
(b) As used in this section, “receiving” means acquiring possession, control, or title or
lending on the security of the property.
(c) The following give rise to a presumption that a person knows or believes that property
was stolen:
(1) The unexplained possession or control by the person of recently stolen property; or
(2) The acquisition by the person of property for a consideration known to be far below
the property's reasonable value.
(d) It is a defense to a prosecution for the offense of theft by receiving that the property is
received, retained, or disposed of with the purpose of restoring the property to the owner or
another person entitled to the property.
(e) Theft by receiving is a:
(1) Class B felony if the value of the property is two thousand five hundred dollars
($2,500) or more;
(2) Class C felony if:
(A) The value of the property is less than two thousand five hundred dollars
($2,500) but more than five hundred dollars ($500);
(B) The property is a:
(i) Credit card or credit card account number; or
(ii) Debit card or debit card account number; or
(C) The property is a firearm valued at less than two thousand five hundred
dollars ($2,500); or
(3) Class A misdemeanor if otherwise committed.

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