Section 505 & 506 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Stealing Domestic Animal and is extracted below.
If you are Charged with Stealing Domestic Animal and require Expert Legal Advice from an Experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer, call Sydney Criminal Lawyers today on (02) 9261 8881 to arrange a Free First Conference.
If you wish to plead ‘not guilty’, our Senior Criminal Lawyers will fight hard to prove your innocence in court.
If you wish to plead ‘guilty’, we will use our vast experience to get you the best possible result in the circumstances, including ‘Section 10’ where possible (no criminal record / conviction).
Our Results are consistently far better than those achieved by other criminal law firms.
Section 505 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Stealing animals etc ordinarily kept in confinement’ and reads as follows:
505 Stealing animals etc ordinarily kept in confinement
steals any animal or bird ordinarily kept in a state of confinement, or for any domestic purpose, but not being the subject of larceny at Common Law, or
kills any such animal or bird with intent to steal the same, or any part thereof,
shall, on conviction by the Local Court, be liable to imprisonment for six months, or to pay a fine of 5 penalty units, or both.
506 Stealing animals etc ordinarily kept in confinement–second offence
Whosoever, having been convicted under this or any former Act of any such offence as is mentioned in section 505, afterwards commits any offence in the said section mentioned shall, on conviction by the Local Court, be liable to imprisonment for one year.