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Possessing stolen goods not enough to secure larceny conviction (access required)

Doctrine of recent possession trips up prosecution

Possession might be nine-tenths of the law when it comes to proving ownership, but it takes a little more to prove larceny. Under the doctrine of recent possession, merely possessing stolen property or admitting to having stolen goods isn’t enough to raise a presumption of guilt. Prosecutors must show that a defendant possessed stolen property “subject ...

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