Theft offences

Theft offences guidance:

The offence of aggravated vehicle-taking A person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if: • they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's...

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The offence A person is guilty of blackmail if, with a view to gain for themselves or another or with intent to cause loss to another, they make any unwarranted demand...

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Burglary In most cases burglary is an either-way offence and so it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Burglary triable only on indictment Under...

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The offence Handling stolen goods is an offence that is triable either way. The elements of the offence are: • dishonestly receiving the goods, or • dishonestly...

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Robbery Robbery is a theft offence, involving dishonesty but elevated also by the intention to use force. Robbery can only be tried in the Crown Court on indictment and...

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Taking a conveyance without authority offence Taking a conveyance without authority is committed when a person:Theft Act 1968, s 12(1) • takes a...

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The offence of theft and mode of trial Theft is an either way offence; it can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. Theft from spouse or civil partner...

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