Other Criminal Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle,

Road Safety Act 1986 – SECT 73
Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle

73. Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle

A person is guilty of an offence if that person-

(a) without the permission in writing of the Corporation alters or defaces any number on the engine of a motor vehicle purporting to be the number of that engine; or

(b) places on the engine of a motor vehicle any number purporting to be the number of that engine without previously forwarding to the Corporation a notice in writing stating that a number is to be placed on that engine and containing particulars of the number and the registered number of the motor vehicle.

The Maximum Penalty – Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle, 10 penalty units or 2 months imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle

1. The person altered or defaced any number on the engine of a motor vehicle without the written permission of VicRoads; or

2. The person placed a number on the engine of a motor vehicle, without first notifying VicRoads in writing.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle

(1) Factual dispute
(2) Lack of intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Offence to alter, deface or place number on engine of motor vehicle

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009