Minor Indictable Offences

If you have been charged with a Minor Indictable Offence, the matter will be dealt with in the Magistrates Court and prosecuted by the police.

Minor indictable offences are defined as:

  • offences not punishable by imprisonment and having a maximum fine exceeding $120,000;
  • offences with a maximum imprisonment of five years; or
  • offences with a maximum imprisonment greater than five years, if one of the following
    • an offence involving interference with, damage to or destruction of property where the loss resulting from commission of the offence does not exceed $30,000;
    • an offence involving a threat to interfere with, damage or destroy another person’s property where if the threat had been carried out, the loss resulting would not have exceeded $30,000;
    • recklessly causing harm;
    • indecent assault (where the victim is 14 years of age or older);
    • dishonesty offences where the amount involved is $30,000 or less (but not robbery or offences of violence); and
    • serious criminal trespass where the intended offence is an offence of dishonesty (not being an offence of violence) involving $30.000 or less, or an offence of interference with, damage to or destruction of property involving $30,000 or less.

Some examples of minor indictable offences are listed below:

  • Theft and receiving (where the loss resulting from commission of offence is between $2,501 – $30,000 total);
  • Deception (where the loss resulting from commission of offence is between $2,501 – $30,000 total);
  • Serious criminal trespass — places of residence; non-residential places;
  • Illegal use/ interference with a motor vehicle (subsequent offence);
  • Aggravated assault causing harm;
  • Indecent assault;
  • Causing harm;
  • Stalking;
  • Gross indecency; and
  • Property damage (where the damage is less than $30,000 but more than $2,501).

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