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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

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