Robbery & Theft

Stealing involves taking the property of another person with the intention of permanently depriving that person of the property without their consent. Stealing can also mean:

·         taking money

·         receiving stolen property or stolen goods

·         obtaining money or goods by false pretences

Additionally, stealing can also include shoplifting, and if you have been accused of a stealing offence it may be treated as a summary offence, which will be dealt in a local court, or more serious stealing and theft offences, may be considered as an indictable offence, and can lead to imprisonment.

Robbery and burglary offences can attract significant jail time and the courts have traditionally taken a hardline approach towards any person found guilty of robbery or burglary. For robbery or burglary offences that have an aggravating feature, such as the use of weapons, violence or done in company, the courts may convict and sentence an offender to a period of jail time that can last decades. Therefore, if you or a person you know is in trouble due to a robbery or burglary offence, it is essential that you find a lawyer to help with your matter, and by using the FindLaw Directory, you can find a lawyer who will be able to help you with any problem you may have.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics: Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11

Date: 09 Feb 2012, Filed under: Court Appearances, Resisting Arrest, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Speeding, Drug Driving, Traffic Matters

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have released their report Recorded Crime - Offenders, 2010-11 outlining the nature of criminal offences in ...

Former Five Star directors jailed

Date: 22 Dec 2010, Filed under: Robbery & Theft, Business Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Business & Commercial Law, Corporations Law, Commercial Litigation, International Law

Auckland, Dec 21 NZPA - Two directors of failed finance company Five Star have been sent to jail for more than two years for misleading investors, ...

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Elements of Robbery: When is a Person Guilty in Victoria?

Date: 16 Nov 2018, Filed under: Robbery & Theft, Criminal Law

Robbery is an aggravated form of theft. This charge is generally laid in situations where a person commits a theft and, immediately before or at the time...

Aggravated Burglary in Victoria: Law, Penalties, Defence, Sentencing

Date: 14 Sep 2018, Filed under: Robbery & Theft

A common example of this charge is a ‘run-through’ where police allege that an accused person has broken into a house either to rob the people inside the...

Elements of Armed Robbery

Date: 24 Aug 2018, Filed under: Robbery & Theft, Criminal Law

Armed robbery is an aggravated form of theft. The offence of armed robbery involves situations where an accused is alleged to have committed a robbery...


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