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The DC Code: § 22-3231 Trafficking in stolen property.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
a
For the purposes of this section, the term "traffics" means:
1
To sell, pledge, transfer, distribute, dispense, or otherwise dispose of property to another person as consideration for anything of value; or
2
To buy, receive, possess, or obtain control of property with intent to do any of the acts set forth in paragraph (1) of this subsection.
b
A person commits the offense of trafficking in stolen property if, on 2 or more separate occasions, that person traffics in stolen property, knowing or having reason to believe that the property has been stolen.
c
It shall not be a defense to a prosecution under this section, alone or in conjunction with § 22-1803, that the property was not in fact stolen, if the accused engages in conduct which would constitute the crime if the attendant circumstances were as the accused believed them to be.
d
Any person convicted of trafficking in stolen property shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3831. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-120, in subsec. (c), substituted "section, alone or in conjunction with § 22-1803," for "section". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 101(b) of Receiving Stolen Property and Public Safety Amendments Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-261, December 21, 2011, 58 DCR 11232). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 101(b) of Receiving Stolen Property and Public Safety Amendments Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-326, March 19, 2012, 59 DCR 2384). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-164, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3201. For history of Law 19-120, see notes under § 22-2701. DC CODE § 22-3231 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 131, 29 DCR 3976; Apr. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-120, § 101(b), 58 DCR 11235.)