Other Criminal Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Perverting the course of justice article page. Everything you need to know about Perverting the course of justice according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Perverting the course of justice

According to VIC Law for the charge of Perverting the course of justice,

This is a common law offence which means that it does not come under particular legislation. The law surrounding it is from case law rather than legislation by parliament.

If you look at what must be proved that is basically what the law is in relation to this charge.

There is then a lot of case law that explains this law in greater detail.

The Maximum Penalty – Perverting the course of justice

According to VIC Law for the charge of Perverting the course of justice, 25 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Perverting the course of justice

1. The accused intended to do an act.
2. The act was intended to pervert the course of justice
3. The act did have a tendency to produce that result.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Perverting the course of justice

(1) Intent
(2) Factual dispute

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Perverting the course of justice

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009