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Unlawful Possession

Unlawful Possession – Robbery Offences – SA

What the Law States according to SA Law for Unlawful Possession

According to SA Law for the charge of Unlawful Possession, It is an offence for a person to have in his or her possession goods which the police suspect have been unlawfully obtained. Once the police establish a reasonable suspicion that the goods were unlawfully obtained, the person must prove, on the   balance of probabilities, that the goods were lawfully come by. Unlawful possession is generally used when a person has stolen goods in their possession but the   prosecution are unable to establish that they are responsible for the theft itself.

The Maximum Penalty – Unlawful Possession

According to SA Law for the charge of Unlawful Possession, The maximum penalty is two years gaol or $10,000 [  Summary Offences Act 1953 s 41].

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