Other Criminal Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Possessing housebreaking implements

According to VIC Law for the charge of Possessing housebreaking implements,

Summary Offences Act 1966 – SECT 49D
Possessing housebreaking implements

49D. Possessing housebreaking implements

(1) A person must not, without lawful excuse, have an implement of housebreaking in his or her custody or possession.

(2) The defendant bears the burden of proving lawful excuse for having custody or possession of any implement to which a charge of an offence against subsection (1) relates.

The Maximum Penalty – Possessing housebreaking implements

According to VIC Law for the charge of Possessing housebreaking implements, 2 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Possessing housebreaking implements

1. The accused has an implement in his or her custody or possession.
2. The implement is a housebreaking implement.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Possessing housebreaking implements

(1) Lawful excuse
(2) Factual dispute

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Possessing housebreaking implements

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009