The crime of "ricettazione" in the Italian Criminal Code

Receipt, possession and handling of stolen property in Italy.

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Pursuant to Article 648 of Italian Penal Code, except the cases of his complicity in the crime (cases punished by other rules), the person that in order to obtain a profit for himself or other people, purchases, receives or hide money or property obtained by crime, or otherwise facilitates the purchase, the receipt and the concealment, shall be punished with imprisonment from two to eight years and a fine of € 516 to € 10,329.

If the crime is particularly slight, the punishment will be the imprisonment for up to six years and a fine of up to € 516.

The provisions of Article 648 also apply when the responsible of the crime from which the money or property is coming, is not punishable or when there is not a condition for prosecute the crime.

Please see also:

What to do if you are arrested in Italy

Production, trafficking and illegal possession of drugs or psychotropic substances in Italy

Property damage in Italy

The crime of affray in the Italian Criminal Code

English speaking lawyers in Italy

Italian lawyers for U.S. citizens in Italy

For more information, please contact Criminal Lawyers in Rome