legal research assignment 5
For this assignment, read the scenario below and write an essay detailing your response.
Scenario – Your supervising attorney asked you to do intake on a “receiving stolen property” charge, and you want to verify what the statute says and what it means.
Using Lexis.com, find and cite the statute in your state that makes it a criminal offense to receive, possess, or transport stolen property. It may be located in a special section of the code or may be part of a general theft statute section.
Go to AmJur2d and find the article that states the elements of receiving stolen property. Possible searches include: receipt of stolen property, receiving stolen property, or possession and transportation of stolen property. The live lecture this week will assist you in effectively using AmJur2d and theft or receiving statutes.
In a one to two page essay, review the elements of receiving stolen property in AmJur2d and compare them to the statute you found. How do those elements match the statute you found? Which elements are different? Cite your sources and show the statute you found in Lexis.com in a screen shot.