The office of Chinka (HEP) Steel can provide assistance with the following matters within Criminal Law:
Criminal Justice Diversion Program
The Criminal Justice Diversion Program operates in all Magistrates’ Courts throughout Victoria. The program provides mainly first time offenders with the opportunity to avoid a criminal record by undertaking conditions that will benefit the offender, victim and the community as a whole.
Before a Diversion can be recommended, there are certain criteria that must be met. The offence must be triable summarily, must not be subject to a minimum or fixed sentence or penalty (except demerit points) and the accused must acknowledge responsibility for the offence. A Diversion cannot commence with the consent of the Prosecution.
Offences under the Road Safety Act 1986 may be suitable for Diversion. However, demerit points are still recorded with VicRoads for the relevant regulated offences.