General dishonesty with respect to a carriage service – causing a loss is an offence under section 474.2(2) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), which carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
A ‘loss’ includes a loss in property, whether temporary or permanent, as well as getting what one might get.
A ‘carriage service’ is:
‘a service for carrying communications by means of guided and/or unguided electromagnetic energy’, which includes telephone calls, text messages and internet transmissions, such as emails and the use of social media sites.
A ‘carriage service provider’ is anyone that supplies, or proposes to supply, a listed carriage service to the public using a network unit:
This includes companies such as Telstra, Vodafone and Optus.
‘Dishonesty’ is determined:
My lawyer Mehmet Yilmaz was great, was happy with the outcome.
Wissam, a wonderful lawyer to have for my matter. He was very prompt with my…
Coincidering my charges lawyer Karina got me the best possible outcome, her knowledge and skills…
Patrick performed well under unexpected time pressure today. I engaged Patrick's services to defend me…