If you have been charged with a property-related offence, it is in your best interest to consult a property offences lawyer as soon as possible.
Crimes against the property of another may be committed numerous ways. These offences encompass a wide range of charges:
- Breaking and Entering
- Found in possession of tools used for breaking and entering
- Found in possession of stolen property
- Motor Vehicle Theft
Defined as taking, or attempting to take, something of value from another individual using intimidation, force or threat. A victim must be present for the offence to be considered a robbery.
Burglary/Break and Enter
Defined as the unlawful entry of a structure with the intent to commit an indictable offence. A victim need not be present in the event of a burglary.
Willfully destroying or damaging property.
If a case involves a less serious property-related offence, it may be possible to deal with the matter via alternative measures that do not involve the court and which may not result in a criminal record.
Should the case be more serious, it is vital to consult a lawyer immediately to ensure you understand your rights and so we can protect you. This is particularly important in relation to firearm offences where there is a mandatory minimum sentence of jail.
If you have been charged with a property-related offence, contact NLC Lawyers to set up a confidential consultation. Our property offences lawyers can recommend the course of action that will be in your best interest and provide the highest chance of a successful result.