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Theft and fraud offences

Theft and Fraud Offences

Offences under this act range from minor shoplifting offences to serious robberies. It is therefore very important to receive proper legal advice to differentiate between the offences and to be advised as to how serious the prosecution and the courts will see them. The Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 is the main body of legislation which is used to prosecute these cases. As already mentioned, this Act contains a number of different offences which vary in seriousness. Some of them are as follows;

  • Section 4 – Theft
  • Section 6 – Making gain by deception
  • Section 8 – Making off without payment
  • Section 12 – Burglary
  • Section 13 – Aggravated Burglary
  • Section 14 – Robbery
  • Section 18 – Possession of stolen property

Most of these offences can be tried in either the District Court, where it is just a Judge or the Circuit Court where it is a Judge and jury. One aspect of these offences which differs from others is that they contain a right of election. This means that a person before the court can decide themselves whether they want to have their case tried in the District Court or the Circuit Court.

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Paddy Mc Garry, Principal, Mc Garry Law

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