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Accusing or Threatening to Accuse of Crime to Extort Money

Robbery Offences – NSW

Welcome to the NSW Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money article page. Everything you need to know about Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money according to NSW law – Dated: 01/09/2009

What the Law States according to NSW Law for Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money

According to NSW Law for the charge of Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money:

The Maximum Penalty – Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money

According to NSW Law for the charge of Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money, the maximum penalty for this offence is 10 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to NSW Law for Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt.

  1. The accused either by words or otherwise, accused or threatened to accuse.
  2. Either a person named or some other person.
  3. Of committing a crime as defined within Section 104.
  4. The accusation or threat was made with the intention of extorting or gaining property.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

Possible Defences under NSW Law – Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money

Possible defences to this offence include but are not limited to:

  • Duress
  • Necessity
  • Intoxication

In NSW which court will hear the matter – Accusing or threatening to accuse of crime to extort money

This matter is a Table 1 offence which means that either the DPP or an accused can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court. If no election is made it will be dealt with in the Local Court.

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