ASPORTATION - Black's Law Dictionary

What is ASPORTATION? Definition of ASPORTATION in Black's Law Dictionary

The removal of things from one place to another. The carrying away of goods ; one of the circumstances requisite to constitute the offense of larceny. 4 Bl.Comm. 231. Rex v. Walsh, 1 Moody, Cr.Cas. 14, 15. Any appreciablechanging of the location of the property involved with felonious  intent. People v. Ashworth, 222 N.Y.S. 24, 27, 220 App.Div. 498; Banks v. State, 133 Ark. 169, 202 S.W. 43.

To constitute "asportation," the thing taken must have been in entire or absolute possession of taker. Adams v. Commonwealth, 153 Ky. 88, 154 S.W. 381, 44 L.R.A.,N.S., 637. But goods need not be removed from owner's premises, but act of thief in putting property into sack which he carries is sufficient. 21 Okl.St.Ann. § 1701. Brinkley v. State, 60 Okl.Cr. 106, 61 P.2d 1023, 1025. The slightest removal of goods from the place where the owner placed them or wanted them to be is sufficient. Driggers v. State, 118 So. 20, 21, 96 Fla. 232.


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