Weapons Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Control of body armour article page. Everything you need to know about Control of body armour according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Control of body armour

According to VIC Law for the charge of Control of body armour,

Control of Weapons Act 1990 – SECT 8A
Control of body armour

8A. Control of body armour

(1) A person must not-

(a) bring body armour into Victoria; or

(b) cause body armour to be brought or sent into Victoria; or

(c) manufacture, sell or purchase body armour; or

(d) possess or use body armour-

without an exemption under section 8B or an approval under section 8C.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an employee of a person who holds an approval under section 8C if the employee is acting in the course of his or her employment and in accordance with the approval.

The Maximum Penalty – Control of body armour

According to VIC Law for the charge of Control of body armour, 2 years / 240 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Control of body armour

A person brought or caused body armour to be brought or sent into Victoria, manufactured, sold, purchased or possessed body armour.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Control of body armour

1. Factual dispute.

2. Are an employee of a person who holds approval and are acting in course of employment in accordance with the approval.

3. Lack of intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Control of body armour

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009