It is against the law to attempt to have sexual intercourse with an animal.
This is known as the offence of bestiality, which is contained in sections 79 and 80 of the Crimes Act 1900.
Bestiality refers to the sexual penetration of any animal.
It can result in heavy penalties under the law – the maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for 14 years.
You may also be charged with an offence if it is alleged that you attempted to commit bestiality – in these cases, the maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment.
While these penalties may seem heavy, it’s important to remember that they are the absolute maximum penalties that can be imposed for this offence.
The maximum penalty will only apply in the most serious of cases.
With the help of our experienced criminal law specialists, you can fight the charges to avoid these onerous penalties under the law.
Section 80 of the Crimes Act 1900, which deals with Attempt to Commit Bestiality, reads as follows:
80 Attempt to Commit Bestiality
Any person who attempts to commit an act of bestiality with any animal shall be liable to imprisonment for five years.
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