Theft

How we can help

We are experienced in dealing with all types of theft, robbery, deception and fraud offences. If you are a suspect or are charged with any of these offences, you should seek our advice. Timely legal advice can have a major effect on how your matter proceeds. We have experienced trial counsel equipped to contest charges at trial or if you decide to plead guilty our experience will put you in the best position possible to receive a just outcome in the Courts.

Definition

Theft is committed when a person deals with property dishonestly and without the owner's consent while intending to deprive the owner permanently of the property, or to make a serious encroachment on the owner's proprietary rights. 

Receiving stolen property from another is a form of theft. The charge may be described either as 'theft' or 'receiving'.  See s134 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

Penalties

The maximum penalty for theft is imprisonment for 10 years.