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Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury

Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury page. Here you will learn about the criminal offence Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury

According to VIC Law for the charge of Reckless conduct endangering serious injury,

Crimes Act 1958 – Section 23
Reckless conduct endangering serious injury

23. Conduct endangering person

A person who, without lawful excuse, recklessly engages in conduct that places or may place another person in danger of serious injury is guilty of an indictable offence.

Maximum Penalty – Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury

According to VIC Law for the charge of Reckless conduct endangering serious injury, 5-year imprisonment

What the Police must prove – Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury

(a) The accused voluntarily engaged in conduct, which placed a person in danger of serious injury.

(b) The accused engaged in that conduct recklessly in that they foresaw that placing another in danger of death was a probable consequence of their conduct in the surrounding circum-stances

(c) A reasonable person engaging in the very conduct in which the accused engaged and in the same circumstances, would have realised that they had placed another person in danger of serious injury.

Possible Defences – Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Lack of intent
(c) Mental impairment
(d) Necessity
(e) Self-defence

Which court will hear the matter – Reckless Conduct Endangering Serious Injury

County Court

Further law information can be found on Melbourne Criminal Lawyers site (click here).

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