Criminal Law

Looting Laws in QLD

What are the laws against looting? Following a natural disaster, or other devastating events, it is not uncommon for people to take to the streets and homes of those impacted. During this ‘looting’, some will only take necessities like food, water, and toilet paper they require to survive, but more often than not, looters are…

Criminal Law

Unlawful Possession of Stolen Property – QLD

The ease of selling items on Gumtree, eBay and Facebook these days makes it an easy avenue for thieves to sell stolen property quickly, relatively anonymously and unlawfully. However, theft is not the only crime in this situation; the Summary Offences Act 2005 includes the offence of unlawfully possessing stolen property. Therefore, buyers need to…