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Criminal Law News VIC

Drink driving and breathalyser tests

Drinking and driving can lead to very serious consequences in the law. Australia has very tough drink driving laws. Drinking and then driving, may be a decision that you regret for the rest of your life. Read More

Threats to kill

Threatening to kill another person is a serious offence that is punishable with a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. Read More

Reckless conduct endangering Life

Reckless conduct that places or may place another person in danger of death is an offence punishable with a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. Read More

Assaultthreaten to assault with Intent to commit an indictable offence

An indictable offence to commit acts that assault or threaten to assault with intent to commit an indictable offence against another person. The offence is punishable with 5 years imprisonment. Read More

Intentionally causing serious injury

It is a serious offence in Victoria to intentionally cause another person serious injury. This offence is punishable by a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment. The injury sustained by the victim from the felonious a Read More

Unlawful assault in Victoria

Injuring another person where such injuries are not serious fall under unlawful assault. Examples are kicking, hitting, slapping, scratching and pushing another person. Read More

The facts about roadside drug testing in Victoria

The drug test will enable police to know if the person has taken illegal drugs including drugs that are prohibited in the workplace, sports and driving. Read More

Criminal records in Victoria

Criminal records in Victoria consist of two kinds: certificate issued by VicRoads detailing a person’s driving record and information that is kept on the Police Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) database. Read More

Drug laws in Australia

A variety of state and federal laws regulate most drugs, although some drugs are not regulated at all Read More

Drink Driving Prosecutions Jeopardised in Victoria

Police Minister asks legislature to allow the use of unauthorised breath tests despite failure of the Victoria Police to follow the law Read More

Vietnamese Women Imprisoned in Victoria for Drug Crimes

Vietnamese women in Victoria are at risk of being arrested and imprisoned for drug offenses that they commit to pay their gambling debts, according to a report in The Age Read More

Study Links Violence While Drinking to Cultural Attitudes

It is both legal and socially acceptable to have a drink with friends. When you are meeting your mates in a bar after work, gathering in the neighbours backyard, or joining other fans to watch your favorite team on television, alcohol promotes relaxation and feelings of companionship. Read More

Sentences that can be imposed in Victorian Magistrates Courts

There are seven main sentences that can be imposed in Victorian Magistrates Courts where 90% of all criminal and traffic offences are heard. Read More

The benefits of a Sentence indication in Victorian magistrates courts

Many defendants charged with criminal or traffic offences to be heard in Victorian Magistrates Courts wish to plead not guilty to some or all of these charges. Read More

Is It Fair to Prosecute Historical Sex Crimes

As a general rule, there is no time limit upon the criminal prosecution of serious criminal offences in Victoria. The most serious crimes, including sexual penetration of a child, can be prosecuted Read More

Can Sex Offenders Who Commit Indecent Acts With Children Be Cured

Testimony concerning crimes against students at Yeshiva Melbourne raises issues concerning treatment of sex offenders Read More

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