Theft – Community Based Order Without Conviction

The client stole a number of new laptop computers from his employer. He was, at the time, upset about the way his employer was treating him and his colleagues at work, overworking them and not valuing their contribution and this impelled his actions. He lost his job as a result of the theft.

The client made full restitution of the entire amount to his employer for the value of the laptops. He had not been in trouble before.

We represented the client at the Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court for the charge of Theft.

The client avoided having a conviction recorded, and was ordered to perform 100 hours unpaid community work over 6 months.

This is significant as it means the client’s future travel and employment opportunities will not be as restricted as they might be if a conviction was recorded.


DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013