Stealing and Theft Offences
STealing and Theft Offences
To say that you stole something, Police need to show that you:
- Took it (whatever it might be) from someone else;
- Did not have the person’s consent to take it; and
- Are keeping it, with no intention of giving it back.
Stealing is a serious crime with a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment, although that can be increased to 14 years if you carried a weapon or physically harmed someone during the alleged theft.