What is Classed as a Property Offence?
There are many types of offences under this category in Queensland. Below is a generalised list of these offences:
- Entering or being in premises unlawfully
- Receiving tainted property
- Wilful damage
What is Considered Property?
Property is anything which can be the subject of ownership, including:
- Goods and services
- Confidential information such as someone personal data
- Intellectual property
- Land or buildings
What Are the Possible Consequences?
The offences below are heard and dealt with in Magistrates Court, these are the possible maximum imprisonment times:
|Arson||Up to life imprisonment|
|Burglary||Up to Life imprisonment (for circumstances of aggravation)|
|Entering or being in premises||10 years imprisonment (maximum)|
|Receiving tainted property||7 – 14 years imprisonment (maximum)|
|Stealing||Consequences are dependent on value of property stolen & your criminal history|
|Wilful Damage||Up to life imprisonment|
What Do I Do If I Have Been Charged with a Property Offence?
If you or someone you know has been charged with a Property Offence, the consequences can include long-term imprisonment. Seeking legal advice about your situation will help guide you through the process, and ensure you understand what is happening and what your options are to obtain the best result possible.
What Can PD Law help with?
- Provide expert legal advice
- Liaising with Counsel and other relevant parties
- Preparing Brief of Evidence
- Comprehensive preparation for sentence including researching comparative cases
- Preparing & representing you in Court
Our expert criminal lawyers have a proven track record and can provide you with legal advice and representation for your property offence. If you or someone you know needs assistance with a criminal matter, contact our criminal lawyers today.