What is Use Carriage To Menace Or Harass?

Mainly the Use Carriage To Menace Or Harass offence is the use of emails, text messages and calls and social media communications to menace or harass somebody.

The charge often arises out of a domestic relationships and the thresholds of behaviour are quite low. If you call somebody half a dozen times in a brief period without good cause, you may find yourself facing this charge.

What The Prosecution Must Prove

To prove a Use Carriage To Menace Or Harass Offence, the prosecution must establish:

  • That you used a carriage service
  • That a normal, reasonable person would feel menaced or harassed.
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Penalties For Use Carriage To Menace Or Harass Offences

The Use Carriage To Menace Or Harass offence can be punished with a prison sentence of up to 2 years (if heard in the Local Court) or up to 3 years (If heard in the District Court).

If you are charged with this offence, contact our team at Nott and Co Lawyers. We are meticulous in our collecting and analysing electronic data to provide a strong defence.


  • Where you were suffering from a mental illness at the time of the offence (mental illness)
  • Where your conduct was necessary to prevent serious injury or danger (necessity)
  • Where someone threatened or coerced you into committing fraud (duress)

Defence Of Human Trafficking Charges

Full time imprisonment is an option open to the Courts, so the charge of Human Trafficking is a serious one. Nott and Co Lawyers will defend your rights if charged. Our experts can negotiate with police, seek to have facts amended, run a dispute facts hearing if required and provide you with a robust defence if you wish to plea not guilty.

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If you are in trouble with the law, you need to get legal advice as soon as possible. The most important thing for Nott and Co Lawyers is to get back to you quickly.

Our commitment to anybody who reaches out to us is that we will be back in touch within 24hrs – personally and not via automated message.

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