I found some jewelery. I didnt know it was stolen. Took it to a local coin shop who buys gold to see if it was gold. A detective called me after this and asked me where i got it and i told him i found it. 3 Months later
I was summoned to appear after the grand jury indicted me for 3 counts. theft class 3 felony, Trafficking in stolen property in the 2nd degree and trafficking in the 1st degree. I pled not guilty at the arraignment. On the court website it says I have one count of trafficking in stolen property.
You probably have a lawyer representing you either appointed by the court or you hired one. You should discuss this with your lawyer.
First of all, sorry you find yourself in this situation. You are facing significant charges right now and will need an attorney that is working for you and that YOU have confidence in. If you have concerns then you should go around and meet a few lawyers and decide on what you think is best for your situation. My office offers free consultations.
There’s no magic formula that I can provide that will guarantee a dismissal or acquittal in your case. However, I can tell you that hard work and preparation seems to be a universal approach that gives one the best opportunity on any charge they face. If you find an attorney that you’re comfortable with and whose working for you, then that’s step 1.
Best of luck,
It sounds like you have some good defenses though you should never speak with law enforcement unless you have an attorney present. If you are not wanting to proceed with your appointed attorney you should hire counsel as soon as possible to defend your case.
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