What Are The Potential Penalties For Theft?
A conviction for Theft Under $5000 carries a sentence of up to two years in prison. For a Theft Over $5000, the potential sentence is up to ten years incarceration.
For Theft of a Motor Vehicle, the maximum sentence is 2 years imprisonment if the Crown proceeds by summary conviction, or 10 years if the Crown proceeds by indictment. There is also a minimum punishment of 6 months imprisonment the accused has been charged with this offence on two previous occasions and the Crown proceeds by indictment.