Public Order Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Obscene exposure article page. Everything you need to know about Obscene exposure according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Obscene exposure

According to VIC Law for the charge of Obscene exposure:

Summary Offences Act 1966 – SECT 19
Obscene exposure

19. Obscene exposure

A person must not wilfully and obscenely expose the genital area of his or her body in, or within the view of, a public place.

The Maximum Penalty – Obscene exposure

According to VIC Law for the charge of Obscene exposure, 2 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Obscene exposure

(a) The accused wilfully and obscenely exposed his/her genital area.

(b) The accused did so in or within view of a public place.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Obscene exposure

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Honest and reasonable mistake of belief
(d) Identification dispute
(e) Lack of intent
(f) Mental impairment

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Obscene exposure

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009