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The penalties for sexual offending can be severe.  Many offences prosecuted under the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic) carry the prospect of immediate imprisonment, and in some cases, mandatory registration under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 (Vic).  

Some sexual offences can be heard in the Magistrates’ Court, other offences in the County Court

 

Depending upon the seriousness of the allegation, a sexual offence will usually be heard in either the Magistrates' Court or the County Court. The law regards sexual offending against children as being particularly serious and these types of charges are heard in the County Court.  On this website you will find several articles discussing the law as it relates to sexual assault, rape, and other sexual offences and a few case studies to assist your understanding of the law.  

Registration under the Sex Offenders Registration Act is mandatory for some sexual offences

Being charged with a sexual offence can have life altering consequences, and legal advice should always be sought, and sought early as to how to respond to any sexual offence allegation.  For allegations involving children, even where they are historical in nature (going back many decades for instance), the consequences of a finding of guilt will inevitably lead to adverse consequences such as registration under the Sex Offenders Register (as governed by the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 (Vic)).  The Sexual Offender Register imposes stringent obligations and a failure to comply (Breach Reporting Obligations) is a criminal offence which carries the prospect of imprisonment.  For more information regarding the implications of the Sex Offender Registration Act refer to our blog.

If you are facing an allegation and intend to secure representation at Court call our office on 03 9668 7600 or make an appointment to speak to us.

Case study: Rape Trial. Not Guilty verdict.

Outcome: In a trial that lasted 18 days, our client was found not guilty on all counts. The trial was hard-fought and our client was spared the prospect of immediate imprisonment. 

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If you are facing an allegation of sexual offending, early preparation is key. Call (03) 9668 7600 or send us a message to get a free case assessment.

Pascoe Criminal Law​

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Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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CASE STUDY: Dangerous Driving, Fail to Obey Direction to Stop Vehicle.

Outcome: Without conviction, fine $800, minimum statutory disqualification of 12 months.

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Traffic Offences

Do you have to appear in Court for Dangerous Driving, Fail to leave name and address, Drive disqualified, or any other traffic offence?
Get expert advice and representation from an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.  

Traffic offences such as Dangerous driving, careless driving, Drive whilst disqualified, Fail to leave name and address, are prosecuted under the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic).  

Many of these offences carry the risk of license suspension or cancellation. Some categories of traffic offences, such as drink or drug driving may result in mandatory license disqualification. ​

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