PROPERTY OFFENCE LAWYER
Why Choose Andrew?
Andrew Edgar's attention to detail and zealous dedication to those he defends has achieved a multitude of case dismissals, withdrawals, and ‘not guilty’ verdicts for his many clients.
What is a Property Offence?
Property crime is a category of crime that includes: theft under $5000, theft over $5000, possession of property obtained by crime (over and under $5000), fraud (over and under $5000), credit card offences, possession proceeds of crime, break and enter (to a dwelling and a non-dwelling), as well as damage to property crimes such as mischief (under and over $5000).
Although all crimes are of course treated seriously by the Crown attorney’s office, given that most property crimes do not involve physical harm to a victim, it is often possible to negotiate with the Crown to secure diversion for relatively minor property crimes. Diversion means that it is possible to arrange for the individual that is charged to complete some hours of community service, or to pay back the victim for the loss, in exchange for the charges to be dropped.