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SA What is the Maximum Penalty of Criminal Defamation?

Discussion in 'Defamation Law Forum' started by dennisr35, 3 November 2015.

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  1. dennisr35

    dennisr35 Active Member

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    What is the maximum penalty if there are multiple counts of criminal defamation in South Australia? Is the maximum penalty multiplied? Then there could be a life sentence because of criminal defamation.
     
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    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    I believe the maximum penalty is 3 years imprisonment, so it would take a lot of counts to make up a life sentence.
     
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  3. Tim W

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    Have a look here.

    And, I agree with @Sophea - it is conceivable that enough sentences of three years
    (even if they maxxed out, which is relatively rare) would be imposed consecutively,
    so as to amount to life.
     
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