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NSW Police Raid for Possession of Stolen Goods - What Now?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by rikki stranlund, 8 January 2015.

  1. rikki stranlund

    rikki stranlund Active Member

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    Today my house was raided by police who had a search warrant, They were searching for fire arms and ammunition and stolen watches. There search was unsuccessful. Although they did seize items such as 3 mobile phones, my daughter's laptop, tablets with no prescription, detonators and a toilet suite. I'm concerned about what the charges will be for the detonators. I honestly do not know where or how the detonators became in my possession. I'm being charged for stolen goods in custody. Please help me
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    "Goods in Custody" is a charge that arises
    when you have things in your possession
    and you cannot explain where they came from
    and how you came to have them.

    In other words - you can face this charge if
    you cannot satisfy the police the goods are "yours",
    and that you obtained them lawfully
    (such as by buying them, or receiving them as a gift).

    In order to successfully defend the charge,
    you will need to show the court where you got the goods from,
    and how you came to have them lawfully.
     
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  3. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi rikki,
    I agree with @Tim W's comments - Why are you unclear about how you came into possession of the detonators?
    Have you engaged a lawyer or contacted Legal Aid NSW for further assistance?
     
  4. rikki stranlund

    rikki stranlund Active Member

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    Hi guys firstly thanku for ur answers. I value u takin the time to do so. To answer ur question on how the detonators came into my possession- I have just come out of a 6 yr relationship with my ex partner. To my knowledge they were his property . I honestly didnt know that they were still in my residence ... I didnt even know wat they were.. although we have parted I was to believe regardless who owned them , as they were in my house obviously they r my responsibility as they were in my house . I dont have any criminal history or record for that matter..
     
  5. rikki stranlund

    rikki stranlund Active Member

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    No I have not contacted legal aid or a lawyer .
     
  6. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    I suggest that it's time to do that.
     
  7. rikki stranlund

    rikki stranlund Active Member

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    Thank u . I am most definitely intend to do that
     

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