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The early morning walk took me past some very tempting plum and apple trees with fruit invitingly ready to be snaffled.
Question is, can I legally pluck/ pinch overhanging fruit ?
The trees overhang on the road so what’s my legal position , should I be tempted ?

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That's how it starts. Genesis 2:16,17.

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If no one's looking I'd go for it.

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Aardvark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 am
If no one's looking I'd go for it.

Personal opinion, not advice to third parties.
Yes, but what happens when I end up in court facing a long stretch for theft ?

Wot’s the nosh like in French prisons ?

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I have this dilemma too... I hate to see it being wasted. My guess is discreetly pinching an apple to munch as you walk is OK, taking a basket and nicking the lot not OK.

Edited because I can't spell.
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Just looked it up and found this - apparently the law has changed quite recently.

https://www.gerbeaud.com/reponses-exper ... nt,66.html

So it is illegal.....

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treiziste wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 am
Aardvark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 am
If no one's looking I'd go for it.

Personal opinion, not advice to third parties.
Yes, but what happens when I end up in court facing a long stretch for theft ?

Wot’s the nosh like in French prisons ?
I did say "if no one's looking".
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treiziste wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:10 am
Aardvark wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:59 am
If no one's looking I'd go for it.

Personal opinion, not advice to third parties.
Yes, but what happens when I end up in court facing a long stretch for theft ?

Wot’s the nosh like in French prisons ?
It consists mainly of fruit collected from the highways and byways by chain gangs.

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That does sound new treiziste. But if the fruit has "just fallen " off the tree onto your land, or communal path I expect you can have it.
There were some fig trees near us and when the fruits were ripe they were so heavy they fell into the ditch. Such a waste.

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Post by Le Démerdeur »

The grey area in the loi is if you help the overhanging fruit to yield to the force of gravity by shaking for instance.

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