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Threats to Safety of Aircraft

This charge is generally laid in situations where a person makes a threat or a statement as to their intention or makes a statement from which it could be reasonably inferred that it is the persons intention to either destroy, damage or endanger the safety of an aircraft or to kill or injure all or any of the persons on board an aircraft.

In essence to prove this charge the Prosecution must show that the accused made a threat or a statement as to their intentions or made a statement from which it could be reasonably inferred that it was the accused’s intention to either destroy, damage or endanger the safety of an aircraft or kill or injure all or any of the persons on board an aircraft.

Defences to this could be a factual dispute or duress.

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 legislation that comes from section 246E of the Crimes Act 1958.

 

Further information on Threats to safety of aircraft

Possible Defences

In a case of Threats to safety of aircraft, the following defences may be applicable to the charge:

  • Duress
  • Factual Dispute and Concept of Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Penalties

What penalties can be imposed for a charge of Threats to safety of aircraft?

  • Deferral of Sentencing
  • Diversion
  • Without Conviction Order
  • Adjournment of the Charges on Undertaking (Good Behaviour Bond)
  • Fine
  • Community Corrections Order
  • Suspended Prison Sentence
  • Term of Imprisonment

Legislation

What is the legislation for the charge of Threats to safety of aircraft?

The legislation for this offence can be found on section 246E of Crimes Act 1958.

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