What court will hear the matter
This matter will be dealt with in the Magistrates Court of South Australia.
What the prosecution must prove
The prosecution must prove that:
- electricity was being diverted; and
- you had the intention of diverting electricity.
There are a range of possible defences including, but not limited to, the following:
- no electricity had been diverted;
- you did not intend to divert electricity.
Deciding whether or not to plead guilty has significant implications and should be made after discussing your case with our lawyers. If you decide to plead guilty to the offence, our lawyers can assist you to get the best possible results.
The maximum penalty for this offence is a $20,000 fine or 2 years imprisonment.