Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) in Victoria, Australia



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Are you listed on Victoria’s (Australia) sex offender registry? If you fail to comply with any of the reporting conditions, you will be charged with a criminal offense. Find out the law for this charge and know what exemptions are being accepted by Courts.

What is the Highest Penalty for Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court, Victoria – Can the Charge Be Defended?

A finding of guilt could result in up to 5 years in jail. Penalties for this charge are evaluated depending on the circumstances of what occurred. It would not be expected that you would get the highest possible penalty, unless what you did is among the worst examples of this offense. Defenses that often run in relation to this charge, largely depend on the factors cited on the legislation for this offense. A factual dispute is also a possibility as is usual with other charges if the details alleged are inaccurate. In some cases, the notice of conditions is not given to the defendant and thus the defendant was unaware of the need to comply with such conditions.

Will the 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. A decision as to which Court will handle a case often gives an indication of the seriousness with which the summons is viewed.

Where to now?

An experienced criminal law specialist is the legal professional who should be advising you for a charge of Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry). An accredited specialist has the expertise to get you the best result and is the appropriate lawyer to have if charged with Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry).

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

Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) is from section 46 of the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Doogue & O'Brien Criminal Defence Lawyers
Doogue & O'Brien Criminal Defence Lawyers is one of Australia's leading law firms of criminal law specialists. With a legal experience of over 15 years, the firm currently has 5 accredited specialists and 6 other lawyers that appear in all Victorian Courts and interstate. It is also among the founding members of Australian Defence Lawyers Alliance, a national alliance of law firms specializing in criminal law and which members are carefully selected based on experience, reputation, ethics, and size.

The firm has offices in Melbourne, Broadmeadows, Heidelberg, Moorabbin and Sunshine.

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