Dishonesty And Theft Offences

If you are charged with any of the below Dishonesty And Theft Offences, let our responsive team of experts manage your defence. Contact Nott and Co Lawyers. We are the most responsive criminal lawyers in NSW and will get you a straight answer in 24 hours. Best possible outcomes at best fixed fee prices.

Break and Enter

There are various offences of this kind in the Crimes Act 1900. Break, enter and commit a serious indictable offence,’ under s 112 of the Crimes Act, which covers the offence of ‘break, enter and steal is the most common charge.

Car Stealing

The Dishonesty And Theft Offence of Stealing a Motor Vehicle or Vessel is contained in Section 154A of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). The most common charge is section 154F- taking and driving a motor car without the consent of the owner or the person in lawful possession.

Centrelink Fraud

There are many different forms of Centrelink fraud, including failing to report your income, reporting incorrect earnings, failing to report a change in circumstances and incorrectly declaring a relationship in order to derive extra benefits.

Concealing A Serious Offence

Under section 316(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) if you know that a person has committed a serious indictable offence and you have information which might assist police to arrest/convict the offender you must provide the information to police. If you do not, without reasonable excuse you are liable to imprisonment for 2 years.

Demand Money With Intent To Steal

The Local Court provides for up to two years in jail if you are convicted of this offence.

If you the matter is serious enough to end up in the District Court, you face a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment.

Embezzlement & Larceny As A Clerk Or Servant

The relevant sections of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) are ss 156, 157 and 160 for this Dishonesty And Theft Offence.

Section 156 applies if you were a clerk or servant’ and arises when you steal property belonging to your employer.

Section 160 applies if you were a public servant.

Fraud, Obtain Money By Deception

If you are found guilty of fraud under s 192E of the Crimes Act, you could face a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment if the matter is heard in the District Court. If heard in the Local Court, the maximum penalty for this Dishonesty And Theft Offence is two years in jail.

Goods In Custody

Section 527C of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) contains the offence of goods in custody.

It is a common charge that arises if a person has anything in their custody which may reasonably be suspected of being stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.

Making False Accusations

Section 314 Crimes Act 1900 NSW.

Often, this charge arises out of somebody contacting state or federal police and making statements that are false and that lead to a criminal investigation. The maximum penalty for this Dishonesty And Theft Offence is seven years in prison.

Receiving Stolen Goods

This Dishonesty And Theft Offence is in section 188 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which reads:

(1) Whosoever receives, or disposes of, or attempts to dispose of, any property, the stealing whereof amounts to a serious indictable offence, knowing the same to have been stolen, shall be guilty of a serious indictable offence, and may be indicted, either as an accessory after the fact, or for a substantive offence, and in the latter case whether the principal offender has been previously tried or not, or is amenable to justice or not, and in either case is guilty of an offence:

Stealing and Larceny

The Dishonesty And Theft Offence of Larceny involves taking someone else’s property without their permission and without any intention of returning it. Shoplifting is a form of larceny.