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What is the fine for shoplifting?

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What is the fine for shoplifting?

The fine for shoplifting is covered under the same punishment as those for larceny.

Under the section 117 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), the maximum penalty for larceny is five years imprisonment.   

Yet, penalties are dependent on the worth of the goods stolen.

For example;

  1. Where the property stolen is less than $5,000.00 the maximum fine for shoplifting is $5,500.00 and/or 12 months imprisonment.
  2. Where the property stolen is greater than $5,000.00 the maximum penalty for shoplifting is $5,500.00 and/or 2 years imprisonment.

If you have been charged with shoplifting, the lawyers at The Australian Legal Practice understand that many factors come into play.

Our experienced criminal lawyers can strategies to obtain a non-conviction outcome such as, a section 10 or a Community Release Order without conviction.

Call our criminal lawyers today on (02) 8084 9929 to ensure you know your rights when charged with shoplifting.

If your matter is urgent, call (02) 8084 9929 today to arrange a free initial consultation.

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