Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Aggravated Espionage

Aggravated Espionage is an offence under section 91.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), which carries a maximum penalty of:

  1. 25 years in prison where the maximum for the underlying offence was 20 years, or
  2. Life in prison where the maximum for the underlying offence was 25 years.

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:

  1. You were guilty of an espionage offence under:
  • Section 91.1(1) – Intentionally providing national security information to foreign principal
  • Section 91.2 – Intentionally providing information to a foreign principal, or
  • Section 91.3 – Providing security classified information, and
  1. You dealt with the information or an article of a foreign intelligence agency, or you dealt with 5 or more records or articles which had security classifications, or you altered a record or article to remove or conceal its security classification, or you held an Australian government security clearance allowing access to the material.

Duress and self-defence are defences to the charge.

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    He always knew how to communicate with me even im not English speaker person

    I got the best outcome possible after working hard and doing things to help my…

  • ★★★★★

    Definitely the best law firm in Sydney

    I was assisted by Vinny Vijay. He is a wonderful lawyer and human being. He…

  • ★★★★★

    Well informed about every law and option possible

    Hello everyone, my name is Nicolas and I’m writing a more than well deserved 5…

  • ★★★★★

    Amazing communication and service with great results!

    Thank you Tuan!! Such amazing communication and service with great results! Highly recommended!

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment