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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 307C
False or misleading documents
307C False or misleading documents
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if--
(a) the person produces a document
to another person, and
(b) the person does so knowing that the document is
false or misleading, and
(c) the document is produced in compliance or
purported compliance with a law of the State.
: Maximum penalty--Imprisonment
for 2 years, or a fine of 200 penalty units, or both.
(2) Subsection (1) does
not apply if the document is not false or misleading in a material particular.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who produces a document if the
document is accompanied by a written statement signed by the person or, in the
case of a body corporate, by a competent officer of the body corporate--
stating that the document is, to the knowledge of the first-mentioned person,
false or misleading in a material particular, and
(b) setting out, or
referring to, the material particular in which the document is, to the
knowledge of the first-mentioned person, false or misleading.
(4) The burden
of establishing a matter referred to in subsection (2) or (3) lies on the
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