Larceny by Clerks or Servants

Our experienced criminal lawyers are committed to helping you obtain the best possible outcome for your larceny by clerks or servants charge. We will also ensure you remain fully informed throughout the court proceedings. 

Can I avoid a criminal conviction for larceny by clerks or servants?

Yes, it is possible to avoid a criminal conviction. The likelihood of this outcome depends on the  circumstances of the offence, the seriousness, and your subjective circumstances.

However, most offenders will be convicted. A common sentence is a Community Corrections Order.

Will I go to jail?

The maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment in NSW. Therefore, it is possible to go to jail. However, this will depend of the seriousness of the larceny and your criminal record. 

There are alternatives to jail. For instance, an Intensive Corrections Order. You should obtain legal advice to understand how you can increase your chance of a community based sentence.

If I defend the charge, what must be proved?

The prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt you:

  1. Were a clerk or servant, and
  2. Stole property, and
  3. That property belonged to, or was in the possession of, your employer 

Therefore, you will be found not guilty if the prosecution is unable to prove these elements.

We can help 

Our experienced criminal lawyers have successfully defended charges of larceny. We have also argued for favourable outcomes for clients at sentence, including non-convictions

Contact us today on 0421 700 497 for a free initial consultation.

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