Other Criminal Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Contempt of court article page. Everything you need to know about Contempt of court according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Contempt of court

According to VIC Law for the charge of Contempt of court:

Common law. It is an offence for a person to engage in an action, or inaction amounting to interference with the due administration of justice.

The Maximum Penalty – Contempt of court

According to VIC Law for the charge of Contempt of court, 6 months imprisonemnt or 25 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Contempt of court

1. That a person was in a Court room;
2. They acted in a way which interfered in the due administration of justice.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Contempt of court

1. Factual dispute
2. Identification
3. Mistake

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Contempt of court

the Court it occurred in

 

Date: 09/01/2009