Dishonesty Offences and can cover a broad range of circumstances where a person can obtain property, take advantage, gain a benefit, or cause detriment to another person
Offences of dishonesty and can cover a broad range of circumstances where a person can obtain property, take advantage, gain a benefit, or cause detriment to another person

To be found criminally liable it must be proved that the defendant acted dishonestly or with a fraudulent intent in dealing with others in aspects related to Stealing (S 398), Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (S 408A), Fraud (S 408C), Robbery (S 411), Demanding Property by Threats (S 415), Burglary (S 419), Receiving Tainted Property (S 433) and Damage to Property (ss 461, 469).

Fraudulence is the mental element of the offence of stealing and requires a degree of intention in the act of stealing. Under s 391(2) of the Criminal Code, fraudulence is present if there is intent to: deprive permanently, use as a pledge, deal with it in a way that it cannot be returned in the same condition or use the property without the consent of the owner.

Dishonesty offences can range from minor to extremely serious
You must be aware that having a conviction will cause a serious detriment to you and possibly your family

Queensland courts generally want to record a criminal conviction against a charge of dishonesty due to interest of employers wanting to know about this type of criminal behaviour.

The seriousness of an offence depends on several factors which include, The value of the items/money involved, Your role in the alleged offences, Whether any breach of trust is involved or Whether the offence took place over a lengthy time frame.

If you have been charged with a dishonesty type offence you must immediately seek advice from us about any defences you may have.

Assault offences
Assault is a broad category that refers to the use or threatened use of force by one person against another which is not authorised, justified or excused by law. They can be categorised into 5 main areas.
Drug offences
Drug offences cover charges such as possession, production, and trafficking of controlled substances. The charges will vary based on the amounts and type of drugs, it is serious and can have lasting consequences.
Driving offences
In Queensland, all drivers need to be aware of the complex rules and requirements when driving any vehicle on any road. These laws and any traffic charges are strictly enforced as are drink driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
Dishonesty offences
Dishonesty offences and can cover a broad range of circumstances where a person can obtain property, take advantage, gain a benefit, or cause detriment to another person. These types of offences can be quite minor to extremely serious.
Sexual offences
Sexual offences are normally associated with, rape and attempted rape, sexual assault, possessing child exploitation material, unlawful carnal knowledge, sexual offences against children and indecent acts and are serious.
Domestic violence
Domestic violence is behaviour in a relationship that is physically, sexually, emotionally, psychologically or economically abusive, threatening, coercive or in any other way controls or dominates the second person.

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