Fraud Offences – VIC
Welcome to the VIC False statements article page. Everything you need to know about False statements according to VIC law.
What the Law States according to VIC Law for False statements
According to VIC Law for the charge of False statements,
Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 247
247. False statements
Any person who makes a statement or conveys information, being a statement or information that he knows to be false, to the effect or from which it could reasonably be inferred that there has been or is to be a plan, proposal, attempt, conspiracy or threat to-
(a) take or exercise control by force or violence of any building (including any structure in the nature of a building or any bridge or mine) aircraft, vessel, motor vehicle or engine or carriage used upon
(b) destroy, damage or endanger the safety thereof; or
(c) kill or injure all or any of the persons therein or thereon-
shall be guilty of an indictable offence and shall be liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).
The Maximum Penalty – False statements
According to VIC Law for the charge of False statements, 5 years.
What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for False statements
1. An intentionally false statement.
2. Concerning a plan or proposal to take control of building, aircraft, vessel, motor vehicle or engine or railway carriage.
3. Or a plan to destroy damage or endanger safety of building, aircraft, vessel, motor vehicle or engine or railway carriage.
4. Or a plan to kill or injure all or any persons connected with building, aircaft, vessel, motor vehicle or engine or railway carriage.
Possible Defences under VIC Law – False statements
1. Factual dispute
2. Lack of intent
3. Identification dispute
In VIC which court will hear the matter – False statements
Magistrates Court or County Court depending upon whether summary jurisdiction is elected.