Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Possessing a Stolen Animal

Possessing a Stolen Animal is an offence under Section 507 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in prison.

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:

  1. You possessed an animal or the skin of an animal, and
  2. You knew the animal, or animal skin, was stolen

The maximum penalty increases to 12 months in prison if it is your second or more offence under the same section.

Defences to the charge include:

  1. Duress, and
  2. Claim of right, which means you genuinely believed you were legally entitled to the animal or animal skin

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    His professionalism, experience and expertise helped me

    Kent Park recently represented me in a legal matter. His professionalism, experience and expertise helped…

  • ★★★★★

    I am extremely appreciative and very thankful

    Tuan Phan at Sydney Criminal Lawyers, is defiantly recommended!!! Thank so much for putting the…

  • ★★★★★

    Knew exactly what needed to be done

    Fahim Khan was outstanding in helping me with a recent case. From the first phone…

  • ★★★★★

    He made the impossible possible!

    Absolutely brilliant! Jason Koh is the best lawyer I have dealt with. He made the…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment