These offences include charges such as break, enter and steal, receiving stolen goods, possessing house breaking implements, goods in custody and illegal use of a motor vehicle (otherwise known as joyriding). Other common offences include robbery and armed robbery and offences related to extortion.
The Court will take into account the seriousness of the offence, and factors such as remorse, good character and the need for rehabilitation.
First time offenders may receive less severe penalties such as a section 10 dismissal of charges, good behaviour bond or suspended sentence. Other penalty options available to the Court include fines, community service orders and intensive correction orders.
If you have been charged with a break and enter, robbery or stealing type of offence, we recommend that
you seek the advice of an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
Blair Criminal Lawyers can recommend the best course of action based on
your individual circumstances. We
have a proven track record of successfully achieving reduced sentences
and section 10 dismissal of charges.
We also recommend that, before seeking legal advice, you: