The Charge of Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts

by Doogue & O'Brien Criminal Defence Lawyers

How serious is a charge of Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts in Moorabbin?

A charge such as Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts is considered to be at the very high range of criminal behaviour.  This charge will be heard in the Supreme Court.

 

Imprisonment for Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts

Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts has a maximum sentence of imprisonment for 15 years (if accused is found guilty under section one of the legislation for this charge) or for 10 years (if the accused is found guilty under section 2). This does not mean that any accused will get the top penalty if found guilty. It is just open to the Court to impose the maximum.

 

Proving and defending the charge of Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts

It is important for the accused to have made or collected a document that is connected with the engagement of a person in, preparation for, or assistance in a terrorist act. Defending against this charge may be done on the basis lack of intent. Was the accused aware that the document made or collected was in any way connected to facilitating a terrorist act? The cases run so far also involve factual disputes especially if the accused did not really make or collect any such documents.

 

The law about Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts

You can look at the law on the charge at AustLii.        

 

Should I plead guilty to Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts?

It is important to get proper legal advice in relation to a charge of Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts. Without a lawyer or solicitor specialised in handling criminal matters, you will not know how the system works or how to get the best outcome.

 

Information on this charge of Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts can be found at the Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance site and at the Moorabbin Criminal Lawyers site.

 

To discuss this further, ring Doogue O’Brien on (03) 9556 5476          

or access our website on www.criminal-lawyers.com.au/Moorabbin-Criminal-lawyers.

 

Dated: Aug. 14, 2012

 



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