Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Committing an Act to Property With Intent to Murder

Committing an Act to Property with Intent to Murder is an offence under Section 28 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

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

  1. You set fire to a vessel or anything on it , or cast it away or destroyed it, or used an explosive to damage or destroy a building, or placed or threw any thing on or across a railway, or removed or displaced a sleeper or anything else belonging to a railway, and
  1. You intended by doing so to commit murder

The offence carries a ‘standard non parole period’ of 10 years in prison which is a guidepost or reference point for the sentencing judge when determining the minimum term you must spend in prison before being eligible to apply for release on parole.

Defences to the charge include:

  1. Self defence
  2. Duress, and
  3. Necessity

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Extremely helpful

    Great company, highly recommended. Prompt, professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Extremely helpful.

  • ★★★★★

    Very responsive

    Fahim Khan is very professional and very knowledgeable. He provides advice in a timely manner…

  • ★★★★★

    2 charges of Common Assault

    I was represented by Fred Cao for a legal matter of 2 charges of Common…

  • ★★★★★

    Second serious offence

    Kent Park represented my son on his second serious offence recently. From the start Kent…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment