Larceny, stealing or theft
If you have been charged with this offence or any other offence of dishonesty, the Local Court Lawyers can help. Offences of dishonesty are taken very seriously by the Local Court and a serious larceny can carry a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment. There are a number of elements that the prosecution must prove to establish this offence. There are a number of issues relating to the value of the property that provide for how the matter will be dealt with and what type of penalty you will receive. In some occupations, a proven offence (even a charge) is enough to disqualify you – even if no criminal conviction arises from it.
There are choices to be made between pleading guilty and not guilty and the processes vary greatly. The Local Court Lawyers are in the best position to assess your case, advise you on possible outcomes if you plead guilty or not guilty, and guide you through every step of the process with the focus on getting you the best possible outcome.
It’s rarely a good idea to agree to a police interview (or ERISP) in a larceny allegation or investigation, until you get legal advice.