Why Choose Jones + Associates Stealing and Theft Offences Lawyers Brisbane for Stealing/Theft Offences
here are a number of property-related offences under Queensland legislation to encompass different scales and circumstances of theft. These include:
- Stealing; and
- Receiving Stolen Property
Shoplifting is an offence under the Regulatory Offences Act called “Unauthorised dealing with shop goods”. The offence covers allegations of stealing from shops for goods which are worth $150 or less.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 6 penalty units.
The offence of stealing requires a person to fraudulently take or convert anything to their own or someone else’s use. This can include stealing animate objects, or making digital transactions.
The punishment which may be imposed for offences of this nature can vary for a number of reasons, arguably the most prominent of which being the value of the object stolen.
The maximum penalty for stealing is generally 5 years imprisonment. There are a number of special cases, including but not limited to, stealing by clerk or servants, stealing by directors or officers of companies and stealing of a vehicle, which can increase the maximum penalty to as much as 14 years imprisonment.
Those more serious variations of stealing are generally considered to be in the same category of fraud or other white collar offences.
Receiving stolen property
A person is guilty of this offence if they receive anything which has been obtained by means of any act which would constitute an indictable offence. This would include being in possession of items which had been stolen by another person.
The maximum penalty for this offence is 7 years imprisonment. This may be increased to 14 years imprisonment if an aggravating feature is present, including the thing received being a firearm or ammunition.
Contact Our Stealing and Theft Offences Lawyers Brisbane QLD
If you or a loved one require assistance with an offence of this nature, please call our office on (07) 3229 3166 for assistance.
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