Sexual Offences

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 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
  • Incest
  • Rape

 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.......

Is an Assault Charge considered a General Offence or a Serious Offence?

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.

Am I Likely to Receive a Criminal Record?

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.

Being convicted of an Assault Charge can limit your future job opportunities and even restrict travel or migration to some countries. If you have been charged, or believe you may be charged, with an Assault related offence we recommend you get advice from an Accredited Criminal Lawyer as soon as possible. You can call us for urgent criminal matters 24 hours a day. 03) 9781 4900

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