Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Setting traps to kill

According to VIC Law for the charge of Setting traps to kill,

Crimes Act 1958 – Section 25
Setting traps etc. to kill

25. Setting traps etc. to kill

A person who sets a trap or device with the intention of killing another person (whether a trespasser or not) or being reckless as to whether or not another person (whether a trespasser or not) is killed is guilty of an indictable offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Setting traps to kill

According to VIC Law for the charge of Setting traps to kill, 15 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Setting traps to kill

(a) The accused set a trap or device.

(b) The accused did so either with the intention of killing another person or recklessly as to whether or not another person would be killed.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Setting traps to kill

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Lack of intent
(d) Mental impairment
(e) No recklessness

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Setting traps to kill

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009