Consequences/Defences on failing to comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) in Victoria, Australia

Consequences/Defences on failing to comply with Reporting Condition (Sex Offender Registry) in Victoria, Australia

If you fail to comply with any of the reporting conditions, you will be charged with a criminal offence. You can be listed on Victoria’s (Australia) sex offender registry. What is this charge and its available defences against it are mentioned below:

 

Where do you find the law about Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry)?

Section 46, Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004.

Whether he Sunshine Magistrates’ Court in Victoria hear a case of Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry)?

Any indictment or summons for Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) will be generally before a Magistrate in the Magistrates’ Court.

What is the Highest Penalty for Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court, Victoria.

If guilt for the charge of Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) is successfully established in Court, the highest penalty that could be imposed for the charge and is usually given only for the worst cases is 5 year imprisonment.

What are the defences available against this charge?

Defences against this charge, majorly depend on the factors cited on the legislation for this offense. For example:

  • A factual dispute is also a possibility as is usual with other charges if the details alleged are inaccurate.
  • The defendant was unaware of the need to comply with such conditions as the notice of conditions is not given to the defendant.

Where to move now?

An experienced criminal law specialist is the right person who should be advising you for a charge of Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry).

 

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