Articles matching Criminal Law


Elements of Robbery: When is a Person Guilty in Victoria?

Filed under: Robbery & Theft, Criminal Law

Robbery is an aggravated form of theft. This charge is generally laid in situations where a person commits a theft and, immediately before or at the time...

Which Court?

Filed under: Court Appearances, Criminal Law

The type of offence a person is charged with will determine the court in which the matter will be dealt with. Summary matters or matters involving the...

Assaults against police officers

Filed under: Assault & Battery, Criminal Law

In New South Wales and all Australian jurisdictions, the courts consider crimes committed against the police as extremely serious offences, such as assaulting...

Intentionally Visually Capture Another Person’s Genital or Anal Region

Filed under: Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Criminal Law

A person must not intentionally photograph or video another person’s genital or anal region without the consent of that person. This is a summary offence...

The Law for Arson Causing Death

Filed under: Arson, Criminal Law

The police makes a charge of Arson Causing Death when a person commits arson that results in the death of another person.

Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Town, Populous Place, or Public Thoroughfare/Place

Filed under: Weapons, Criminal Law

It is an offence to possess, carry or use a loaded firearm in public under section 130 of the Firearms Act 1996 (Vic).

Drug Importation Law NSW

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

Drug Importation Law – Import a commercial quantity of border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine

Corrupting Benefits Given To, or Received By, a Commonwealth Public Official

Filed under: Criminal Law Matters, Criminal Law

This charge is made against a person who may have either given a benefit or offered to give a benefit to a Commonwealth Public Official; or a person who...

The Offence of Indemnifying Surety

Filed under: Bail Applications, Criminal Law

This offence is committed when a defendant gets someone else to pay bail while agreeing to pay the other person back. Both the defendant and the surety...

Ecstasy or MDMA Supplying and Trafficking

Filed under: Drug Offences, Criminal Law

Ecstasy is one word used for the drug or substance methylenedioxy methamphetamine or MDMA and related substances. Under Schedule 1 of the Drugs Misuse...

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