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Letter Demanding Money With Menaces

Robbery Offences – NSW

Welcome to the NSW Letter demanding money with menaces article page. Everything you need to know about Letter demanding money with menaces according to NSW law – Dated: 01/09/2009

What the Law States according to NSW Law for Letter demanding money with menaces

According to NSW Law for the charge of Letter demanding money with menaces:

The Maximum Penalty – Letter demanding money with menaces

According to NSW Law for the charge of Letter demanding money with menaces, The Maximum penalty for the offence of Letter demanding money etc with menaces is 10 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to NSW Law for Letter demanding money with menaces

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 sent, delivered, or uttered, or directly or indirectly caused to be received, any letter or writing.
  2. The letter or writing demanded any property of any person, with menaces or any threat.
  3. It was without reasonable cause.
  4. The accused knew the contents thereof.

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 – Letter demanding money with menaces

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

  • Duress
  • Necessity

In NSW which court will hear the matter – Letter demanding money with menaces

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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