Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Intentionally causing a serious disease

According to VIC Law for the charge of Intentionally causing a serious disease,

Section 19 Crimes Act 1958
Intentionally causing a very serious disease

19A. Intentionally causing a very serious disease

(1) A person who, without lawful excuse, intentionally causes another person to be infected with a very serious disease is guilty of an indictable offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Intentionally causing a serious disease

According to VIC Law for the charge of Intentionally causing a serious disease, 25 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Intentionally causing a serious disease

(a) The accused intentionally caused another to be infected with a serious disease.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Intentionally causing a serious disease

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(d) Lack of intent
(e) Medical treatment

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Intentionally causing a serious disease

Generally County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009