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Possessing a Stolen Dog

Possessing a Stolen Dog is an offence under Section 504 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 5 penalty units, which is currently $550.

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

  1. You possessed a dog
  2. The dog was stolen, and
  3. You knew the dog was stolen

Defences to the charge include:

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

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