Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Extortion with threats to kill article page. Everything you need to know about Extortion with threats to kill according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Extortion with threats to kill

According to VIC Law for the charge of Extortion with threats to kill,

Crimes Act 1958 – Section 27
Extortion with threat to kill

27. Extortion with threat to kill

A person who makes a demand of another person-

(a) with a threat to kill or inflict injury on a person (other than the offender or an accomplice of the offender); or

(b) with a threat in circumstances where, if the threat were carried out, the life of a person (other than the offender or an accomplice of the offender) would be endangered-

is guilty of an indictable offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Extortion with threats to kill

According to VIC Law for the charge of Extortion with threats to kill, 15 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Extortion with threats to kill

(a) The accused made a demand of another person.

(b) The demand was made with a threat to kill or inflict injury on a person other than the offender or his or her accomplice, or a threat made in circumstances where if the threat were carried out the life of a person other than the offender or an accomplice of the offender would be endangered.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Extortion with threats to kill

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Lack of intent
(d) Mental impairment
(e) Necessity

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Extortion with threats to kill

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009