Section 502 Crimes Act | Possess Skin of Stolen Cattle


Section 502 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Possess Skin of Stolen Cattle and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 502 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Possess Skin of Stolen Cattle’ and reads as follows:

502 Possession of skin etc of stolen cattle

Whosoever, in whose possession there has been found the skin or carcass of any stolen cattle, or of any cattle reasonably suspected to have been stolen, or any part of any such skin or carcass, may be brought before or may be summoned to appear before the Local Court to show in what manner he or she became possessed of the same, and if there is reasonable cause to believe that he or she has dishonestly come by the same, and if he or she fails to satisfy the Court before whom the case is heard that he or she obtained the same without any knowledge or reasonable ground to suspect that the same was the skin or carcass, or part of the skin or carcass, of any stolen cattle, he or she shall be liable to imprisonment for six months, or to pay a fine of 5 penalty units, or both.