Police v DB: Property offence charges defended by our criminal lawyers

Goods in custody – section 527C Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) – plea of not guilty – charge dismissed


DB was found with an apple I-Pod in his possession. He told police that his friend gave the I-pod to him so he could download some songs. He was charged with goods in custody pursuant to section 527c of the Crimes Act.


The defence took objection to certain admissions made by the young person as those admissions were made in the absence of a support person. Those admissions were excluded. It was argued that at the close of the prosecution case, there was no evidence that could give rise to a reasonable suspicion that the item was stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained. The charge was dismissed.


“Thanks Peter. My friend really did give me that iPod and I honestly had no idea that it may have been stolen. The police were just picking on me.”


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