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Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property

Public Order Offences – QLD

Welcome to the QLD Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property article page. Everything you need to know about Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property according to QLD law – Dated: 09/01/2009

What the Law States according to QLD Law for Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property

According to QLD Law for the charge of Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property:

Sections 16 of the Summary Offences Act Queensland states:

A person must not unlawfully possess a thing that is reasonably suspected of having been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

The Maximum Penalty – Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property

According to QLD Law for the charge of Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property, the maximum penalty for this offence is 20 penalty units or 1-year imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to QLD Law for Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt.

  1. The accused was in possession of the property.
  2. The accused did not have permission to have the property.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

Possible Defences under QLD Law – Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property

Possible defences to this offence include but are not limited to

  1. The accused was not in possession of the property.
  2. The accused had permission to have the property.

In QLD which court will hear the matter – Unlawful Possession Of Suspected Stolen Property

This matter is simple offence which means it is dealt with in the Magistrates Court.

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