Summary Offences

This section includes information concerning summary offences, including public drunkenness and obscene exposure.

Whilst summary offences are dealt with in the Magistrates’ Court, the outcome of proceedings can have a significant impact on your future. The entry of a plea of guilty or a finding of guilt by the Court will mean that the offence will appear on your criminal record.

Even if you are considering pleading guilty, there is the possibility of requesting that the matter be dealt with by way of diversion. If you are successful in obtaining diversion, you will not receive a criminal record. Armstrong Legal’s team of experienced criminal lawyers stand ready to advise and assist you in relation to any summary offence matter in Victoria.


If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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