Similar to theft, this crime (a violation of Penal Code Section 496(a)) can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. Usually, this charge is filed when the prosecutor believes that a person is in possession of stolen property, and that the person knew the property was stolen. Facing such a charge without an attorney is unwise. Allowing an attorney to be appointed to your case who simply has too many other cases to handle that day is also unwise.
If convicted of this charge as a misdemeanor, the accused can face up to a year in custody at a county jail. If the charge is a felony then the accused can face up to l year in custody if convicted of a felony.
Contact Errol L. Cook, to discuss your particular case. Errol L. Cook has years of experience handling these types of cases, and will be able to advise you of your rights, options, and how to properly proceed with your case