Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Saved Pages

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


Stealing Plants Not Growing in Gardens

Stealing Plants Not Growing in Gardens is an offence under Section 521 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 penalty units, which is currently $220.

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

  1. You stole, destroyed or damaged with intent to steal any cultivated root or plant
  2. That root or plant was for food, medicine, distilling, dyeing or manufacture
  3. It was on inclosed land but not in a garden, orchard, pleasure-ground or nursery-ground, and
  4. The property belonged to another

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

  • ★★★★★

    Was able to secure an acquittal

    Tuan Phan of Sydney Criminal Lawyers was of utmost importance with his guidance around my…

  • ★★★★★

    Professional and efficient representation

    Very happy to recommend Kent Park. Easy to talk with, organised, very calming at stressful…

  • ★★★★★

    Solid defence and a successful outcome

    I was represented by Tuan Phan from Sydney Criminal Lawyers, Tuan was reliable for both…

  • ★★★★★

    You want a good solicitor? Reach out and speak to Tuan

    Tuan is one the most compassionate solicitors I have ever met. His precision to exacting…

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)