Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Intentionally causing serious injury article page. Everything you need to know about Intentionally causing serious injury according to VIC law.

What the Law states according to VIC Law for Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

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

Section 16 Crimes Act
Causing Serious Injury Intentionally

16. Causing serious injury intentionally

A person who, without lawful excuse, intentionally causes serious injury to another person is guilty of an indictable offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

According to VIC Law for the charge of Intentionally Causing Serious Injury, the maximum penalty for a charge of Intentionally Cause Serious Injury is 20 years imprisonment.

The charge of Intentionally cause serious injury is defined in section 3 of the Sentencing Act 1991 as a serious offence. Offenders who commit a serious offence on or after 1 May 2011 will no longer be eligible for a suspended sentence in any of the Courts.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

(a) The accused caused serious injury to another.
(b) The injury was caused intentionally.
(c) The injury was caused without lawful excuse.
(d) The definition of “serious injury” is found under s 15 Crimes Act 1958.

Street Names for Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

Assault and battery, Assault causing serious bodily harm, Assault causing grievous bodily harm, Cause serious injury intentionally

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Identification dispute
(d) Lack of intent
(e) Mental impairment
(f) Necessity
(g) Self-defence

In VIC, which court will hear the matter – Intentionally Causing Serious Injury

The charge of Intentionally Cause Serious Injury is heard in the County Court.

Further law information can be found on Melbourne Criminal Lawyers site (click here) and also on FindLaw (here).

 

Date: 09/01/2009