Other Criminal Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Offence to harass witnesses etc. article page. Everything you need to know about Offence to harass witnesses etc. according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Offence to harass witnesses etc.

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to harass witnesses etc.,

Summary Offences Act 1966 – SECT 52A
Offence to harass witnesses etc.

52A. Offence to harass witnesses etc.

A person must not harass a person because that person has taken part, is about to take part or is taking part in a criminal proceeding in any court as a witness or in any other capacity.

The Maximum Penalty – Offence to harass witnesses etc.

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to harass witnesses etc., 1 year imprisonment or 120 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Offence to harass witnesses etc.

1. The accused harassed a person.
2. The accused did so because the person has taken part, is about to take part or is taking part in a criminal proceeding in some capacity.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Offence to harass witnesses etc.

(1) Factual dispute
(2) Lack of intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Offence to harass witnesses etc.

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009