Have you been charged with Knowingly Selling Unsafe Food?
If so, ensure that you engage the services of a specialist criminal lawyer to help you defend the charge
This charge can result in a hefty fine or even imprisonment if you are found guilty. Talk to a lawyer and discuss all the elements of the charge thoroughly before deciding how you will plead.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 9 of the Food Act 1984.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant sold food that they knew was unsafe.
The maximum penalty
In the case of an individual, a penalty of $100,000 or 2 years imprisonment, or both. In the case of a corporation, a penalty of $500,000.
Where will my case be heard?
Knowingly Selling Unsafe Food cases can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence?
If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
Consult an experienced criminal lawyer urgently, to allow as much time as possible to prepare your defence thoroughly.
If you have been charged with Knowingly Selling Unsafe Food make an appointment to see one of our experienced lawyers today.
Section 9 Knowingly selling unsafe food
(1) A person must not sell food that the person knows is unsafe.
(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to a penalty not exceeding—
(a)in the case of an individual, $100 000 or imprisonment for 2 years, or both;
(b) in the case of a corporation, $500 000.