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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 112AM

Relationship between Division and other laws

             (1)  This section applies where an act or omission by a person:

                     (a)  constitutes a contravention of an order under this Act; and

                     (b)  is also an offence against any law.

             (2)  If the person is prosecuted in respect of the offence, a court in which proceedings have been brought under section 112AD in respect of the contravention of the order shall either:

                     (a)  adjourn those proceedings until the prosecution has been completed; or

                     (b)  dismiss those proceedings.

             (3)  The person may be prosecuted for, and convicted of, the offence.

             (4)  Nothing in this section renders the person liable to be punished twice in respect of the same act or omission.



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