Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Saved Pages

Save pages and articles you’re most interested in to read later on.


Stealing a Fence

Stealing a Fence is an offence under Section 515 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty equivalent to the damage caused in addition to 1 penalty unit, which is currently $110.

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

  1. You stole, cut, broke or threw down with intent to steal any part of a live or dead fence or any material set up or used as a fence, stile or gate, and
  2. The property belonged to another

Defences to the charge include:

  1. Necessity
  2. Self-defence
  3. Duress, and
  4. Claim of right, which means you genuinely believed you were legally entitled to the property

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Very responsive

    Fahim Khan is very professional and very knowledgeable. He provides advice in a timely manner…

  • ★★★★★

    2 charges of Common Assault

    I was represented by Fred Cao for a legal matter of 2 charges of Common…

  • ★★★★★

    Second serious offence

    Kent Park represented my son on his second serious offence recently. From the start Kent…

  • ★★★★★

    "Thinking on the spot" ability

    I have had to use the services of Nedim's team on a few occasions, and…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment

Main Menu

Follow Us

Search Our Site enter search term and press GO

Saved Articles & Pages

APPOINTMENT BOOKING FORM * mandatory fields

Preferred date for conference
Preferred time for conference
Briefly describe your situation:
Do you have a court date?

Your Review & Rating * mandatory fields

Review Text *
Rating (optional)