Recommended resources for:
- minor offences and fines
- serious crimes
- going to court for a criminal case
Information about criminal offences and how they are prosecuted. It explains the different levels of offences and which court will hear them.
Serious criminal charges
Information about going to court for serious crimes such as theft, drug trafficking and murder. It explains where you can get legal help.
This factsheet explains the law about violent behaviour and the possible consequences of being found guilty of a violent offence.
Theft and property damage
Information about theft and property damage, including the different types of offences and the penalties you could receive.
Behaviour in public that is against the law
Information about behaviour that is illegal in public, such as littering or being drunk or disorderly. It explains what actions the police can take.
Going to court for a criminal charge
Information about going to court if you are charged with a criminal offence. It explains what to say in court and how to address the magistrate.
Want to speak with someone about a crime? Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387