Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

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

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Negligently Causing Serious Injury

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

Crimes Act 1958 – Section 24
Negligently Causing Serious Injury

24. Negligently Causing Serious Injury

A person who by negligently doing or omitting to do an act causes serious injury to another person is guilty of an indictable offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Negligently Causing Serious Injury

According to VIC Law for the charge of Negligently causing serious injury, 10-year imprisonment.

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

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

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Negligently Causing Serious Injury

(a) Consent
(b) Duress
(c) Factual dispute
(d) Intoxication
(e) Mental impairment
(f) Self-defence

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

County Court

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

 

Date: 09/01/2009