Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Stealing Dogs

Stealing Dogs is an offence under Section 132 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison.

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

You stole a dog, or you unlawfully had a stolen dog, or the skin of a stolen dog, in your possession knowing it had been stolen.

Defences to the charge include:

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

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Released on bail with no time to prepare

    Wissam Philopos is an absolute weapon. Wissam took on my partners case this morning with…

  • ★★★★★

    Extremely appreciative to her and her firm for their advocation on my behalf in court

    Mariecar expertly handled my case with efficency and professionalism when I was suffering from severe…

  • ★★★★★

    Expertly handled my case with efficency and professionalism

    Mariecar expertly handled my case with efficency and professionalism when I was suffering from severe…

  • ★★★★★

    Outstanding legal advice and support at the last minute

    Mehmet provided outstanding legal advice and support at the last minute. Was a great help…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment