Criminal Offence

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying – What is the Crime?

Cyberbullying – What is the Crime? If you are an internet user, then you will have likely come across cyberbullying in one way or another. Cyberbullying typically manifests in harassing behaviour, such as sending a person offensive or threatening messages,...

Workers Talking About Wage Theft

Wage Theft

Wage Theft As of 1 July 2021, it is a criminal offence in Victoria to engage in wage theft offences. The wage theft provisions were introduced to support employee entitlements and capture the conduct of employers who are not adequately...

Man Arrested Due to Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition

Nazi Symbol Prohibition The public display of Nazi symbols is now an offence in Victoria. There has been a recent increase in the public display of Nazi symbols in Victoria and the legislation was introduced to ‘assist in combating racism,...

Man and Lack of Intent

Lack of Intent

Lack of Intent Our clients frequently come to us with a similar conundrum – what happens if a crime is committed unintentionally? Is a lack of intent a defence to a criminal offence? Many clients wonder why they are in...

Protest

Assault and Affray

Assault and Affray No doubt you would have seen in the news recently that people protesting against COVID-19-related restrictions have been charged with several different types of assault. You might be wondering why this is and more importantly, does this...

Man Making a Threat to Kill Via Email

Making a Threat to Kill

Making a Threat to Kill It can come as a shock to learn that words you communicate in person, via text or online can constitute an indictable offence worthy of a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. This charge...