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Case Summary:

A man wanted on an outstanding warrant has been charged with more than 20 offences after he was arrested in the state’s Hunter Region.


Offender:

  • 24 year-old man on parole

Crime and Charges:

  • Dishonestly obtain property by deception (x5)
  • Drive conveyance taken without consent of owner (x7)
  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period (x3)
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly (x2)
  • Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not motor vehicle)
  • Goods suspected stolen given other not entitled (not motor vehicle)
  • Use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention
  • Not give particulars to other driver
  • Custody of knife in public place
  • Larceny
  • Shoplifting (x2)

Bail and Court Dates:

  • The man was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Bail Court today (Sunday 27 September 2020).

Police will allege:

Police will allege in court that the offences were committed across the Lake Macquarie, Tuggerah Lakes, Brisbane Water and Newcastle City Police Districts since May 2020.

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Maximum penalty

Dishonestly obtain property by deception:

The maximum penalty is imprisonment for 10 years where the case is finalised in the District Court, or 2 years where it is dealt with in the Local Court.

Drive conveyance taken without consent of owner:

The maximum penalty for this offence is 5-years imprisonment if it ends up being dealt with in the District Court or 2 years where it is dealt with in the Local Court.

Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period:

The maximum penalty for this offence is fine of $5,500 or 12 months imprisonment

Goods suspected stolen given other not entitled (not motor vehicle):

The maximum penalty for this offence is 6 months imprisonment

Use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention:

The maximum penalty is imprisonment for 12 years.

Police Pursuit

For offenders of Police Pursuit, the maximum penalties are:
(a) in the case of a first offence–imprisonment for 3 years, or
(b) in the case of an offence on a second or subsequent occasion–imprisonment for 5 years.

Custody of knife in public place:

In NSW, being in custody of a knife in a public place or a school is an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment and or fines of up to 20 penalty units.

Larceny:

Where the value of the property does not exceed $2,000, the maximum penalty that may be imposed is a fine of $2,200. Where the property exceeds $2,000 but does not exceed $5,000, the maximum penalty that may be imposed is twelve months imprisonment or a fine of $5,500. If the property exceeds $5,000, the maximum penalty that may be imposed is two years imprisonment.