Other Criminal Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Threats to safety of aircraft

According to VIC Law for the charge of Threats to safety of aircraft,

Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 246E
Threats to safety of aircraft

246E. Threats to safety of aircraft

Any person who threatens, states that it is his intention, or makes a statement from which it could reasonably be inferred that it is his intention to destroy damage or endanger the safety of an aircraft or to kill or injure all or any of the persons on board an aircraft shall be guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

The Maximum Penalty – Threats to safety of aircraft

According to VIC Law for the charge of Threats to safety of aircraft, 5 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Threats to safety of aircraft

1. that the accused either:
(i) made a threat; or
(ii) made a statement as to his intention;
(iii) made a statement from which it could be reasonably inferred;

2. that it was his intention to either:
(i) destroy damage or endanger the safety of an aircraft; or
(ii) kill or injure all or any of the persons on board an aircraft.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Threats to safety of aircraft

1. Factual dispute: Inference not supported by the alleged statement
2. Duress

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Threats to safety of aircraft

County Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009