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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - SECT 24

Prosecution of offences against Act

             (1)  Subject to subsection (2), an offence against this Act (other than an offence against subsection 21(1), (2), (3) or (4)) is an indictable offence.

             (2)  Notwithstanding that an offence against this Act (other than an offence against subsection 21(1), (2), (3) or (4)) is an indictable offence, a court of summary jurisdiction may hear and determine proceedings in respect of such an offence if the court is satisfied that it is proper to do so and the defendant and the prosecutor consent.

             (3)  Where, in accordance with subsection (2), a court of summary jurisdiction convicts a person of an offence against this Act, the penalty that the court may impose is:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for a period not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units.



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