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Offence to Acquire, Dispose of Possess or Carry Cartridge Ammunition for Collections

Firearm Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections article page. Everything you need to know about Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections,

Firearms Act 1996 – SECT 8
Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections

8. Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections

A person must not acquire, dispose of, possess or carry cartridge ammunition for the purposes of collecting cartridge ammunition unless that person does so under and in accordance with a licence.

The Maximum Penalty – Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections, 60 penalty units or 12 months imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections

(a) the offence occurred at the time and place alleged
(b) the offender was the accused
(c) the accused acquired, disposed of, possessed or carried cartridge ammunition
(d) doing so for the purpose of collecting ammunition
(e) the accused did not have a licence to collect ammunition

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections

(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 – Offence to acquire, dispose of possess or carry cartridge ammunition for collections

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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