Arrested and Charged with a Sexual Offence in Victoria?
We have put together a brief overview of Sex Offences and associated Victorian Law. For more information on this matter you can visit www.liv.com.au or you call us for advice at any time, our phone line is open 24 hours a day.
Criminal Charges that are classed as Sex Offences
Sexual offences are very serious matters. Advice from one of our solicitors early in the process is critical. Our solicitors act in many complex sexual offence matters. Sexual offences can be very confronting and often cause great discomfort and stress for the accused person.
- Sexual Harrassment
- Sexual Assault
- Indecent Acts
- Child Pornography Related Charges
Sex Offences – Court & Penalties
» Sexual Offences are heard in the County Court. However, like all indictable matters the client must be committed to stand trial in the Magistrates’ Court.
» Depending on the seriousness of the charge the penalties can range from a Small Fine to Criminal Convictions and Jail Sentences.
» Our Criminal Defence Solicitors are experienced in defending a range of Sex Offence Charges in both the Magistrates Court and the County Court.
You Might Want to Know.......
Assault charges can be either a) a Summary Offence or b) an Indictable Offence.
Summary Offences are considered not as serious as indictable offences, and are heard in the local Magistrates Court.
If you are charged with, and are convicted of, serious assault it is very likely that you will receive a Criminal Record. Many Common Assault Cases can also result in the defendant having a criminal record.