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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 140

Attempting to pervert justice

140 Attempting to pervert justice

(1) A person who attempts to obstruct, prevent, pervert, or defeat the course of justice is guilty of a crime.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—7 years imprisonment.
(2) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.
(3) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.



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