Other Criminal Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Bribery of public officials article page. Everything you need to know about Bribery of public officials according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Bribery of public officials

According to VIC Law for the charge of Bribery of public officials,

This is a common law offence which means that it does not come under particular legislation. The law surrounding it is from case law rather than legislation by parliament.

If you look at what must be proved that is basically what the law is in relation to this charge.

There is then a lot of case law that explains this law in greater detail.

The Maximum Penalty – Bribery of public officials

According to VIC Law for the charge of Bribery of public officials, 10 years maximum.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Bribery of public officials

1. Either

(i) the accused offered;
(ii) a reward to another person;
(iii) to influence the behaviour of the public officer to act corruptly ;
(iv) the other person was in a public office;

or

(i) the accused was a public official;
(ii) the accused received a reward from another person;
(iii) the accused did so corruptly.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Bribery of public officials

1. Factual dispute
2. Impossibility
3. Lack of intent
4. Identification dispute

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Bribery of public officials

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009