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False or misleading documents

Offence title:

 

False or misleading documents

Act:

 

307C Crimes Act (NSW)

Offence:

(1)   A person who:

(a)   Produces a document to another person, and

(b)   Does so knowing the document is false and misleading, and

(c)    The document is produced in the compliance or purported compliance with a law of the State

 

Penalty:

 

Imprisonment for 2 years

Summary/Indictable/mixed:

 

Summary

Jurisdiction:

 

Local Court

How committed:

 

A person attends Service NSW with a false international driving licence in with an intention that it aid them in obtaining a NSW drivers licence.

 

Important note:

Defence:

 

(2)   ss.1 does not apply unless the statement for (1)(b)(i) is false or misleading in a material particular.

 

(3)   ss.1 does not apply unless the statement for (1)(b)(ii) unless the statement did not omit any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading in a material particular.

 

(4)   The accused has the burden of proving (2) and (3).

 

application means any claim, request or other form of application and also includes, in the case of an application for an authority, any application for the issue, grant, amendment, transfer, renewal, restoration or replacement of the authority and any other application in connection with the authority.

 

authority means any licence, permit, consent, approval, registration or other form of authority.

 

benefit means any advantage and is not limited to property.

 

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