If you have been charged with an offence and have entered a plea of guilty, or if you are found guilty, the Court will decide on the penalty. This is the penalty or sentence receive from the Judge.

In Victoria, you may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment as the most severe penalty. At the other end of the scale is a diversion order. A diversion means you will have no criminal record of any sort.

Various criminal penalties can be imposed by the state of Victoria. The penalty for a criminal charge is determined based on the type, severity, and other factors related to the commission of an offence.

To learn more about a specific criminal penalty, simply click on any of the types below.