Theft – Low Monetary Value

TheftThis is a case of Theft involving low monetary value.

Our client was charged with Theft following allegations that he had stolen cement sheets from a construction site. He was in his early thirties at the date of the offence and had no relevant criminal history. The client made full and early admissions when questioned by the police. When interviewed, he told the police that he had taken the sheets for work on his own renovations.

The client’s case proceeded as a diversion and he was represented by Shaun Pascoe at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court.

The diversion was prepared with a view to emphasising our client’s remorse and his cooperation with the police when interviewed. Submissions were also directed to our client’s otherwise good history, and a character reference was tendered which was supportive of our client’s application given his otherwise excellent character.

The court’s attention was also directed to the fact that this was a case of Theft of relatively low monetary value.

The application for diversion was successful. It was a pleasing outcome for the client as it enabled him to continue his work and his otherwise unblemished Working With Children card.


Shaun PascoeShaun Pascoe

Shaun is an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist and a partner of the firm. Shaun runs the Heidelberg branch of Doogue + George.

He is an experienced criminal law solicitor and works hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Shaun handles indictable and summary criminal offences and is an expert at criminal defence for both contested and non-contested cases.

Visit Shaun's profile to read more about his background and experience.

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 18/12/2017