possession of stolen goods
The crime of possession of goods which one knows or which any reasonable person would realize were stolen. It is generally a felony.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

possession of stolen goods
n.
   the crime of possession of goods which one knows or which any reasonable person would realize were stolen. It is generally a felony. Innocent possession is not a crime, but the goods are generally returned to the legal owner.
   See also: possession

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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