A person is guilty of an offence if--
(a) the person makes a statement (whether orally, in a document or in any other way), and
(b) the person does so knowing that the statement is false or misleading in a material particular, and
(c) the statement is made to a Registrar or Magistrate for the purpose of making an application for an apprehended personal violence order under section 18.
: Maximum penalty--Imprisonment for 12 months or 10 penalty units, or both.