What a Charge of Documents Containing Threats Means
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What does a charge of documents containing threats mean?
Section 32 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) defines the offence as:
A person who intentionally or recklessly, and knowing its contents,
- sends or delivers, or
- directly or indirectly causes to be received,
- any document threatening to kill or inflict bodily harm on any person
The maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment.
It is important to note that it does not matter whether the intended recipient received the document.
What are the defences to a charge of custody of documents containing threats?
On a case-by-case basis, our specialist criminal lawyers at the Australia Legal Practice may be able to defend a charge of sending or delivering documents containing threats.
It is best to contact our legal specialist at the Australian Legal Practice at (02) 8084 9929 for personalised advice.
Options when charged with documents containing threats
Subject to your circumstances, you may choose either to:
- Plead guilty – Admit to committing the offence and breaking the law
- Plead not guilty – Deny committing the offence and breaking the law
If you decide to plead not guilty, our experienced criminal lawyers will vehemently protect your rights so that you get the best possible defence.
The best way to get off a charge of sending or receiving documents containing threats is to contact our experienced criminal lawyers. Our solicitors at the Australian Legal Practice have extensive experience and specialise in criminal charges. We provide tailored advice and are armed with the right knowledge to fight your case.
If your matter is urgent, call (02) 8084 9929 today to arrange a free initial consultation.
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