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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 448A
Having in possession stock with defaced brand
448A Having in possession stock with defaced brand
(1) Any person in whose possession or custody any animal that is stock on
which any registered brand or registered mark has been altered, defaced, or
otherwise rendered indistinguishable, or reasonably suspected to have been
altered, defaced, or otherwise rendered indistinguishable, is found, is guilty
of a misdemeanour, unless the person proves that the person came lawfully by
the animal in question; and the person is liable to imprisonment for 5 years
or to a fine of not less than 4 penalty units or, where in respect of the
animal in question a value is determined in accordance with the provisions of
the regulations made pursuant to section 450F , of not less than that value,
whichever is the higher amount, for every animal so found.
(2) However, the
fine imposed in respect of the offence shall not exceed 455 penalty units.
(3) It is a defence to a charge of the offence defined in this section to
prove that the accused person came lawfully by the animal in question.
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