Criminal Code WA is an important part of legislation in Western Australia. It sets out the criminal offenses committed by individuals, corporations, and other legal entities within the state. It can be enforced through prosecution or civil penalties for breaches. It also provides a defense to criminal charges with no intent to commit the crime, no knowledge of committing it, and does not benefit from its commission.
– The Code tells us what crimes are committed if you break them
– Criminal Code includes different sections on corporate offenders which deal with different aspects such as fraud or bribery –
Various defenses are available under the Code, which may apply if you are charged with a crime. Under Section 271, it provides that a person is not guilty of an offense if they can establish that it was committed without their knowledge or consent.