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Dishonesty Offences

If you are arrested for any type of dishonesty offence, please contact me as soon as possible for representation. I offer free 24 hour police station advice and legal aid may be available for your case.

Dishonesty offences include crimes such as theft, burglary, robbery and handling of stolen goods.

I have experience of handling this type of cases and I will mount a robust defence on your behalf.

Below is a brief outline of each offence.

Burglary

Burglary is:

  • the defendant entered a building as a trespasser with an intention to
  • steal
  • inflict grievous bodily harm on a person within the building
  • cause damage to the building or property within the building
  • the defendant entered the building as a trespasser
  • stole or attempted to steal something from the building
  • caused or attempted to cause grievous bodily harm to someone in the building

Burglary carries a sentence of up to 14 years imprisonment.

Theft 

Theft is the act of taking someone’s property without their consent, with the intention to permanently deprive them of it.

Cases can be heard in either the Magistrate’s or the Crown Court depending on the seriousness.

Shoplifting

In 2014 a new offence was introduced of ‘low value shoplifting’. This deals with crimes where the value of the goods is below £200, which is most shoplifting cases.

Robbery

Robbery is a particular offence where force is either used or threatened in order to steal.

Because of the force element, this is a serious offence and can therefore only be heard in Crown Court and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

Handling Stolen Goods

It is a criminal offence for someone to knowingly receive, look after or assist with the disposal of stolen goods.

These cases can be heard in either Magistrate’s or Crown Court, depending on the facts of the case and a maximum sentence of 14 years can be imposed.

Get an expert defence

If you are charged with any of the above offences, contact me as soon as possible. These are all serious offences and you will require an experience and expert criminal defence solicitors to defend you.

 

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