Other Criminal Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Dangerous goods on aircraft

According to VIC Law for the charge of Dangerous goods on aircraft,

Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 246D
Dangerous goods on aircraft

246D. Dangerous goods on aircraft

(1) Subject to this section any person who-

(a) carries or places dangerous goods on board an aircraft;

(b) delivers dangerous goods to a person for the purpose of their being placed on board an aircraft; or

(c) has dangerous goods in his possession on board an aircraft-

shall be guilty of an indictable offence and shall be liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

(2) This section does not apply-

(a) to or in relation to any act done with the consent of the owner or operator of the aircraft given with a knowledge of the nature of the goods concerned; or

(b) to or in relation to the carrying or placing of firearms or ammunition for firearms on board an aircraft with permission granted under the Air Navigation Regulations of the Commonwealth.

(3) In this section dangerous goods means-

(a) firearms, ammunition, weapons and explosive substances; and

(b) substances or things that, by reason of their nature or condition, may endanger the safety of an aircraft or of persons on board an aircraft.

The Maximum Penalty – Dangerous goods on aircraft

According to VIC Law for the charge of Dangerous goods on aircraft, 5 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Dangerous goods on aircraft

1. That the accused carried goods, or possessed goods on, or delivered goods to, an aircraft.
2. That the goods were dangerous

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Dangerous goods on aircraft

1. Consent
2. Factual dispute
3. Intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Dangerous goods on aircraft

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009