There are a wide range of Theft Act offences that can range from shoplifting a small item, all the way up to armed robbery.

You can be guilty of theft for many reasons, including: keeping something of value that you find, taking parts from an abandoned car, picking someone’s pocket, taking lead from a roof, receiving goods that you knew were stolen, driving off without paying for petrol, taking a car without the owner’s permission or breaking into a property and stealing something.

For most of the offences in the Theft Acts, the prosecution has to prove the element of dishonesty according to the ordinary standards of reasonable and honest people; and whether the defendant knew that what he was doing would be thought of as dishonest.

Sometimes people steal because they are desperate or because they have mental health issues and, if you admit the offence we can help the court to understand those issues and consider them when deciding on the proper outcome.

Sometimes people didn’t steal anything at all and need the best defence they can possibly find.

If you need our expert legal assistance, call us and we’ll be there with all the help you need.

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