ASCT is an offence that used to be called House Break and Larceny. The law was expanded to capture those who enter or remain in a place of residence with the intention to commit an offence to which the section applies.
Relevant offences include theft, property damage and assault.
You might not associate breaking into your so called own premises as being an offence but we have acted for many people who have been going through a relationship breakdown and entered the premises of their former partner.
Often they have been angry, or trying to speak to the complainant about the breakdown. Commonly, the situation deteriorates and an assault is alleged. Further taking items and damaging items may also result in charges.
It is important to obtain legal advice promptly as this can be a complex area of the law. If found guilty of ASCT then you may face significant imprisonment.
Other forms of SCT may apply to business and non residential buildings. Even a building site may amount to a trespass.
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