DPP v FP

Key Words: Larceny; Section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act; Dismissal of Charges; No conviction recorded

Facts:

FP was charged with the larceny of a purse with an iPhone 5, credit cards and a small amount of money. NS had recently been the victim of a break, enter and steal offence himself.

FP is a medical professional and a recorded conviction would seriously impinge their future employment prospects.

Outcome:

The charges were dismissed. NS was discharged with the condition of a six month good behaviour bond. No conviction was recorded.