Hu evidenti li meta oggetti misruq jinstabu, fi zmien qasir wara li jkun sar is-serq, fil-pussess ta' xi hadd, tapplika l-hekk imsejha doctrine of recent possession. "If the accused was found in possession of goods which had recently been stolen, and if he offers no satisfactory explanation for this, the jury may be entitled to infer that he either stole those goods or received them. It is purely a question of fact and little more than a matter of common sense. No presumption of law is involved: the legal burden of proof remains on the prosecutin as usual, and the accused's right to remainsilent is unaffected" (Blackstone). Huwa principju pacifiku fil-gurisprudenza Maltija illi min jiehu pussess ta' xi oggett li jsib f'xi lok taht cirkostanzi li juru illi dak l-oggett jappartjeni lilxi hadd u ma giex abbandunat minn sidu jikkommetti serq.