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 Firearm

Stealing a Firearm is an offence under section 154D of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

To ‘steal’ a firearm is to take it away without the owner’s consent intending to deprive the owner of it permanently.

‘Firearms’ are guns or other weapons that are or were capable of propelling projectiles by means of explosives and include blank fire firearms and air guns but do not include paintball markers.

The definition encompasses ‘imitation firearms’ which are objects that, regardless of their colour, weight or composition, or the presence or absence of any moveable parts, substantially duplicate firearms in appearance, but are not firearms.

The definition does not include objects produced and identified as children’s toys.

Defences to the charge include:

  1. Duress
  2. Necessity, and
  3. Self-defence

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Extremely helpful

    Great company, highly recommended. Prompt, professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Extremely helpful.

  • ★★★★★

    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…

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
Briefly describe your situation:
Do you have a court date?

Your Review & Rating * mandatory fields

Review Text *
Rating (optional)