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;
Gross indecency; and
Property damage (where the damage is less than $30,000 but more than $2,501).
Contact our professional team and let us resolve your matter.
We are a private law firm conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD (just off Angas Street). With a small close knit team of solicitors and support staff, we will ensure that you are confident that you are choosing our professional team to put your best interest forward and provide a personalised cost effective strategy to resolve your matter.