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Possession of a Traffickable Quantity of Unregistered Firearms

Firearm Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms article page. Everything you need to know about Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms

According to VIC Law for the charge of Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms,

Firearms Act 1996 – SECT 7C
Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms

7C. Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms

(1) A person must not possess more than 10 firearms that are not registered.

The Maximum Penalty – Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms

According to VIC Law for the charge of Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms, 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms

(a) the offence occurred at the time and place alleged
(b) the offender was the accused
(c) the person possessed more that 10 unregistered firearms

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms

(a) Subsection (1) does not apply if, in respect of any one of the 10 firearms, the person has given a notice to the Chief Commissioner under section 115.
(b) Duress
(c) Factual dispute
(d) Identification dispute
(e) Lack of intent
(f) Mental impairment
(g) Necessity
(h) Self-defence

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Possession of a traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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