The right to possess and defend property is a basic tenant enshrined in the NSW criminal justice system. It is a recognition of the value of property in our society. As such, offences relating to property, for example, damaging or threats to damage another person’s property are taken very seriously.
Crimes against property are contained in Part 4AD of the Crimes Act 1900. It is indicative of how seriously the Court treats these matters that offences under this section attract a maximum penalty of imprisonment.
If you have been charged with an offence under this section, it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice promptly.
- Malicious damage of property
- Threatening to destroy or damage property
- Dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime
- Damaging or desecrating protected places
- Throwing rocks and other objects at vehicles and vessels
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If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.