Other Criminal Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Offences against court security article page. Everything you need to know about Offences against court security according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Offences against court security

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offences against court security,

Court Security Act 1980 – SECT 4
Offences

4. Offences

A person who without lawful excuse carries or has in his possession on court premises a firearm or an explosive substance or an offensive weapon is guilty of an indictable offence. Penalty: Imprisonment for seven years.

The Maximum Penalty – Offences against court security

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offences against court security, 7 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Offences against court security

1. The accused carried or had in his possession a firearm, explosive substance or offensive weapon.
2. The accused was on court premises.
3. The accused did not have a lawful excuse for carrying or possessing the thing.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Offences against court security

1. Factual dispute
2. Lack of intent
3. Identification dispute

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Offences against court security

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009