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Causing Injury Recklessly

Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Causing injury recklessly article page. Everything you need to know about Causing injury recklessly according to VIC law.

What the Law states according to VIC Law for Causing injury recklessly

According to VIC Law for the charge of Causing injury recklessly,

Section 18. Crimes Act 1958
Causing injury recklessly

A person who, without lawful excuse, intentionally or recklessly causes injury to another person is guilty of an indictable offence.

Maximum Penalty – Causing Injury Recklessly

According to VIC Law for the charge of Causing injury recklessly, 5 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Causing injury recklessly

(a) The accused caused injury to another.
(b) The injury was recklessly.
(c) The injury was caused without lawful excuse.

Street Names for Causing Injury Recklessly

Causing injury recklessly, assault causing bodily harm recklessly, assault causing injury recklessly

Possible Defences Under VIC Law – Causing Injury Recklessly

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Identification dispute
(d) Lack of intent
(e) Mental impairment
(f) Necessity
(g) Self defence

Which Court Will Hear the Matter

Magistrates’ Court

Further law information can be found on Melbourne Criminal Lawyers site (click here) as well as on FindLaw (here).

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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