A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it.

With one exception, theft is triable either at the Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court. The exception is “low value” shoplifting, which is triable summarily, but where an accused is aged 18 or over, he may elect trial on indictment at the Crown Court.

The offence of theft can relate to any number of instances but must essentially relate to property that someone can have a proprietary right or interest in.

If you are facing an allegation of theft, then it is essential that you take immediate legal advice from one of our expert Solicitors at SCM Law.

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