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Shoplifting is a criminal offence and the crime is Larceny. The maximum penalty for larceny is ten years imprisonment, however where the goods taken are valued under $2,000 the maximum penalty is two years imprisonment.
The police must prove however, that you committed the offence…
- The accused wrongfully took and carried away;
- The personal goods of another;
- With the intention of permanently depriving the owner of such property; and
- Without his or her consent.
It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.
If you have been charged using a mobile phone whilst driving call our team of specialists today on 0280597121 or 0420998650 or follow this link.