Public Order Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Drunk in public article page. Everything you need to know about Drunk in public according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Drunk in public

According to VIC Law for the charge of Drunk in public,

Summary Offences Act 1966 – SECT 13
Persons found drunk

13. Persons found drunk

Any person found drunk in a public place shall be guilty of an offence and may be arrested by a member of the police force and lodged in safe custody.

The Maximum Penalty – Drunk in public

According to VIC Law for the charge of Drunk in public, 8 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Drunk in public

(a) The accused was drunk.
(b) The accused was in a public place.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Drunk in public

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Honest and reasonable mistake of belief
(d) Identification dispute

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Drunk in public

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009