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Perverting the Course of Justice

The offence of perverting the course of justice is a very serious offence which is heard in the County Court.

This charge is generally laid in situations where a person intends to do an act which perverts the course of justice.

In essence to prove this charge the Prosecution must show that the accused intended to do an act, the act was intended to pervert the course of justice and it did have a tendency to produce that result.

Defences to this could include a factual dispute or lack of intent.

You should ring us and discuss your case if you have been charged.

Deciding on whether to plead guilty or not has important implications for you and should be made after proper discussions with a criminal lawyer.

This is an offence which derives from common law and as such the law surrounding it is from case law.

 

Further information on Perverting the course of justice

Possible Defences

In a case of Perverting the course of justice, the following defences may be applicable to the charge:

Penalties

What penalties can be imposed for a charge of Perverting the course of justice?

Legislation

What is the legislation for the charge of Perverting the course of justice?

There is no specific legislation for the charge of Perverting the course of justice as this is a common law offence.

Case Studies

We currently have no available case studies for the charge of Perverting the course of justice.

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Further Info

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You may also visit this page to view sentencing decisions by Victorian County Courts for the offence of Perverting the Course of Justice.

 

Need further legal advice on this charge?
Contact one of our solicitors specialising in cases of Perverting the Course of Justice, Shaun Pascoe.