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CRIMINAL CODE 2002


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

CHAPTER 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act  
   3.      Dictionary  
   4.      Notes  
   5.      Codification  

CHAPTER 2--GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

   PART 2.1--PURPOSE AND APPLICATION--CH 2

   6.      Purpose—ch 2  
   7.      Application—ch 2  
   8.      Delayed application of ch 2 to certain offences  
   10.     Definitions—applied provisions and application date  

   PART 2.2--THE ELEMENTS OF AN OFFENCE

           Division 2.2.1--General—pt 2.2

   11.     Elements  
   12.     Establishing guilt of offences  

           Division 2.2.2--Physical elements

   13.     Definitions—conduct and engage in conduct  
   14.     Physical elements  
   15.     Voluntariness  
   16.     Omissions  

           Division 2.2.3--Fault elements

   17.     Fault elements  
   18.     Intention  
   19.     Knowledge  
   20.     Recklessness  
   21.     Negligence  
   22.     Offences that do not provide fault elements  

           Division 2.2.4--Cases where fault elements are not required

   23.     Strict liability  
   24.     Absolute liability  

   PART 2.3--CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE THERE IS NO CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

           Division 2.3.1--Lack of capacity—children

   25.     Children under 10  
   26.     Children 10 and over but under 14  

           Division 2.3.2--Lack of capacity—mental impairment

   27.     Definition—mental impairment  
   28.     Mental impairment and criminal responsibility  
   29.     Mental impairment and other defences  

           Division 2.3.3--Intoxication

   30.     Intoxication—interpretation  
   31.     Intoxication—offences involving basic intent  
   32.     Intoxication—negligence as fault element  
   33.     Intoxication—relevance to defences  
   34.     Involuntary intoxication  

           Division 2.3.4--Mistake and ignorance

   35.     Mistake or ignorance of fact—fault elements other than  
   36.     Mistake of fact—strict liability  
   38.     Claim of right  

           Division 2.3.5--External factors

   39.     Intervening conduct or event  
   40.     Duress  
   41.     Sudden or extraordinary emergency  
   42.     Self-defence  
   43.     Lawful authority  

           Division 2.3.6--Lawful purpose

   43A.    Lawful possession  

   PART 2.4--EXTENSIONS OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

   44.     Attempt  
   45.     Complicity and common purpose  
   45A.    Joint commission  
   46.     Commission by proxy  
   47.     Incitement  
   48.     Conspiracy  

   PART 2.5--CORPORATE CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

   49.     General principles  
   50.     Physical elements  
   51.     Corporation—fault elements other than negligence  
   52.     Corporation—negligence  
   53.     Corporation—mistake of fact—strict liability  
   54.     Corporation—intervening conduct or event  
   55.     Evidence of negligence or failure to exercise appropriate diligence  

   PART 2.6--PROOF OF CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

   56.     Legal burden of proof—prosecution  
   57.     Standard of proof—prosecution  
   58.     Evidential burden of proof—defence  
   59.     Legal burden of proof—defence  
   60.     Standard of proof—defence  
   61.     Use of averments  

   PART 2.7--GEOGRAPHICAL APPLICATION

   62.     Application and effect—pt 2.7  
   63.     Interpretation—pt 2.7  
   64.     Extension of offences if required geographical nexus exists  
   65.     Geographical application—double criminality  
   66.     Geographical application—procedure  
   67.     Geographical application—suspicion etc that offence committed  

CHAPTER 3--THEFT, FRAUD, BRIBERY AND RELATED OFFENCES

   PART 3.1--INTERPRETATION FOR CH 3

   300.    Definitions—ch 3  
   301.    Person to whom property belongs for ch 3  
   302.    Dishonesty a matter for trier of fact  

   PART 3.2--THEFT AND RELATED OFFENCES

           Division 3.2.1--Interpretation for pt 3.2

   303.    Dishonesty for pt 3.2  
   304.    Appropriation of property for pt 3.2  
   305.    Person to whom property belongs for pt 3.2  
   306.    Intention of permanently depriving for pt 3.2  
   307.    General deficiency  

           Division 3.2.2--Indictable offences for pt 3.2

   308.    Theft  
   309.    Robbery  
   310.    Aggravated robbery  
   311.    Burglary  
   312.    Aggravated burglary  
   313.    Receiving  
   314.    Receiving—meaning of stolen property  
   315.    Going equipped for theft etc  
   316.    Going equipped with offensive weapon for theft etc  
   318.    Taking etc motor vehicle without consent  

           Division 3.2.3--Summary offences for pt 3.2

   319.    Dishonestly taking territory property  
   320.    Dishonestly retaining territory property  
   321.    Minor theft  
   322.    Removal of articles on public exhibition  
   322A.   Making off without payment  
   323.    Making off without payment—minor offence  
   324.    Unlawful possession of stolen property  

   PART 3.3--FRAUDULENT CONDUCT

           Division 3.3.1--Interpretation for pt 3.3

   325.    Definitions—pt 3.3  

           Division 3.3.2--Obtaining property by deception

   326.    Obtaining property by deception  
   327.    Dishonesty for div 3.3.2  
   328.    Meaning of obtains for div 3.3.2  
   329.    Intention of permanently depriving—div 3.3.2  
   330.    Money transfers  
   331.    General deficiency for div 3.3.2  

           Division 3.3.3--Other indictable offences for pt 3.3

   332.    Obtaining financial advantage by deception  
   333.    General dishonesty  
   334.    Conspiracy to defraud  

           Division 3.3.4--Summary offences for pt 3.3

   335.    Obtaining financial advantage from the Territory  
   336.    Passing valueless cheques  

   PART 3.4--FALSE OR MISLEADING STATEMENTS, INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

   336A.   Making false statements on oath or in statutory declarations  
   337.    Making false or misleading statements  
   338.    Giving false or misleading information  
   339.    Producing false or misleading documents  

   PART 3.5--BLACKMAIL

   340.    Meaning of menace for pt 3.5  
   341.    Meaning of unwarranted demand with a menace for pt 3.5  
   342.    Blackmail  

   PART 3.6--FORGERY AND RELATED OFFENCES

           Division 3.6.1--Interpretation for pt 3.6

   343.    Definitions—pt 3.6  
   344.    Meaning of false document etc for pt 3.6  
   345.    Inducing acceptance that document genuine  

           Division 3.6.2--Offences for pt 3.6

   346.    Forgery  
   347.    Using false document  
   348.    Possessing false document  
   349.    Making or possessing device etc for making false document  
   350.    False accounting  
   351.    False statement by officer of body  

   PART 3.7--BRIBERY AND RELATED OFFENCES

           Division 3.7.1--Interpretation for pt 3.7

   352.    Definitions—pt 3.7  
   353.    Meaning of agent and principal for pt 3.7  
   354.    Dishonesty for pt 3.7  
   355.    Meaning of obtain for pt 3.7  

           Division 3.7.2--Offences for pt 3.7

   356.    Bribery  
   357.    Other corrupting benefits  
   358.    Payola  
   359.    Abuse of public office  

   PART 3.8--IMPERSONATION OR OBSTRUCTION OF TERRITORY PUBLIC OFFICIALS

   360.    Impersonating territory public official  
   361.    Obstructing territory public official  
   362.    Impersonating police officer  
   363.    Obstructing territory public official—minor offence  

   PART 3.8A--CHEATING AT GAMBLING

           Division 3.8A--.1 Interpretation—pt 3.8A

   363A.   Definitions—pt 3.8A  
   363B.   Meaning of cause—pt 3.8A  
   363C.   Meaning of corrupts a betting outcome—pt 3.8A  
   363D.   Meaning of obtain—pt 3.8A  
   363E.   Proof of certain matters not required for offences against part  

           Division 3.8A--.2 Offences—pt 3.8A

   363F.   Conduct that corrupts betting outcome  
   363G.   Bet with information about corrupt betting outcome  
   363H.   Bet with inside information  

   PART 3.9--PROCEDURAL MATTERS FOR CH 3

           Division 3.9.1--General—pt 3.9

   364.    Stolen property held by dealers etc—owners rights  
   365.    Stolen property held by police—disposal  
   366.    Procedure and evidence—theft, receiving etc  
   367.    Certain proceedings not to be heard together  
   368.    Indictment for offence relating to deeds, money etc  
   369.    Theft of motor vehicle—cancellation of licence  

           Division 3.9.2--Alternative verdicts—ch 3

   369A.   Alternative verdicts—aggravated robbery and robbery  
   369B.   Alternative verdicts—aggravated burglary and burglary  
   370.    Alternative verdicts—theft and taking motor vehicle without consent  
   371.    Alternative verdicts—theft or obtaining property by deception and  
   372.    Alternative verdicts—theft and obtaining property by deception  
   373.    Verdict of ‘theft or receiving' etc  
   374.    Alternative verdicts—making false or misleading statements  

           Division 3.9.3--Forfeiture—ch 3

   375.    Going equipped offences—forfeiture  
   376.    Unlawful possession offence—forfeiture  
   377.    Unlawful possession offence—disposal of forfeited property by public trustee and  
   378.    Unlawful possession offence—return of or compensation for forfeited property  
   379.    Forgery offences—forfeiture  

CHAPTER 4--PROPERTY DAMAGE AND COMPUTER OFFENCES

   PART 4.1--PROPERTY DAMAGE OFFENCES

           Division 4.1.1--Interpretation for pt 4.1

   400.    Definitions—pt 4.1  
   401.    Person to whom property belongs  
   402.    Meaning of threat for pt 4.1  

           Division 4.1.2--Offences—pt 4.1

   403.    Damaging property  
   404.    Arson  
   405.    Causing bushfires  
   406.    Threat to cause property damage—fear of death or serious  
   407.    Threat to cause property damage  
   408.    Possession of thing with intent to damage property  

           Division 4.1.3--Defences—pt 4.1

   409.    Consent—pt 4.1 offences  
   410.    Claim of right—pt 4.1 offences  
   411.    Self-defence  

   PART 4.2--COMPUTER OFFENCES

   412.    Definitions—pt 4.2  
   413.    Limited meaning of access to data etc  
   414.    Meaning of unauthorised access, modification or impairment  
   415.    Unauthorised access, modification or impairment with intent to commit serious  
   416.    Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment  
   417.    Unauthorised impairment of electronic communication  
   418.    Possession of data with intent to commit serious computer offence  
   419.    Producing, supplying or obtaining data with intent to commit serious computer  
   420.    Unauthorised access to or modification of restricted data held in  
   421.    Unauthorised impairment of data held in computer disc, credit card etc  

   PART 4.3--SABOTAGE

   422.    Definitions—pt 4.3  
   423.    Sabotage  
   424.    Threaten sabotage  

CHAPTER 6--SERIOUS DRUG OFFENCES

   PART 6.1--INTERPRETATION FOR CH 6

   600.    Definitions—ch 6  
   601.    Meaning of trafficable quantity, commercial quantity and large  

   PART 6.2--TRAFFICKING IN CONTROLLED DRUGS

   602.    Meaning of trafficking  
   603.    Trafficking in controlled drug  
   604.    Trafficking offence—presumption if trafficable quantity possessed  
   605.    Complicity, incitement and conspiracy offences do not apply to buyers of  

   PART 6.3--MANUFACTURING CONTROLLED DRUGS AND PRECURSORS

   606.    Meaning of manufacture  
   607.    Manufacturing controlled drug for selling  
   608.    Manufacturing offence—presumption if trafficable quantity  
   609.    Manufacturing controlled drug  
   610.    Selling controlled precursor for manufacture of controlled drug  
   611.    Manufacturing controlled precursor for manufacture of controlled drug  
   612.    Possessing controlled precursor  
   612A.   Possessing offence—presumption if controlled precursor possessed to manufacture  
   613.    Supplying substance, equipment or instructions for manufacturing controlled  
   614.    Possessing substance, equipment or instructions for manufacturing controlled  
   614A.   Possessing tablet press  

   PART 6.4--CULTIVATING CONTROLLED PLANTS

   615.    Meaning of cultivate  
   616.    Cultivating controlled plant for selling  
   617.    Cultivating offence—presumption if trafficable quantity  
   618.    Cultivating controlled plant  
   619.    Selling controlled plant  
   620.    Supplying plant material, equipment or instructions for cultivating controlled  
   621.    Possessing plant material, equipment or instructions for cultivating controlled  

   PART 6.4A--DISPLAY OF DRUG PIPES

   621A.   Display of drug pipes  

   PART 6.5--DRUG OFFENCES INVOLVING CHILDREN

   622.    Supplying controlled drug to child for selling  
   623.    Supplying offence—presumption if trafficable quantity supplied  
   624.    Procuring child to traffic in controlled drug  
   625.    Supplying controlled drug to child  
   626.    Children not criminally responsible for offences against pt 6.5  

   PART 6.6--GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR DRUG OFFENCES

   627.    Application—pt 6.6  
   628.    Carrying on business of trafficking  
   629.    Single offence for trafficking etc on different occasions  
   630.    Single offence for different parcels trafficked etc on the same  
   631.    Single offence—working out quantities if different kinds of controlled drug etc  
   632.    Knowledge or recklessness about identity of controlled drugs, plants and  
   633.    Alternative verdicts—mistaken belief about identity of controlled drug, precursor or  
   634.    Alternative verdicts—mistaken belief about quantity of controlled drug, precursor or  
   635.    Alternative verdicts—different quantities  
   636.    Alternative verdicts—trafficking and obtaining property by  
   636A.   Alternative verdicts—trafficking in or possessing controlled drug  

   PART 6.7--OFFENCES RELATING TO PROPERTY DERIVED FROM DRUG OFFENCES

   637.    Meaning of drug offence  
   638.    Property directly or indirectly derived from drug offence  
   639.    Concealing etc property derived from drug offence  
   640.    Receiving property directly derived from drug offence  

CHAPTER 6A--PARTICIPATION IN CRIMINAL GROUPS

   650.    Meaning of criminal activity—ch 6A  
   651.    Meaning of criminal group—ch 6A  
   652.    Participating in a criminal group  
   653.    Participating in a criminal group—causing harm  
   654.    Participating in a criminal group—property damage  
   655.    Recruiting people to engage in criminal activity  

CHAPTER 7--ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE OFFENCES

   PART 7.1--INTERPRETATION FOR CH 7

   700.    Definitions—ch 7  
   701.    Meaning of legal proceeding for ch 7  

   PART 7.2--INDICTABLE OFFENCES FOR CH 7

           Division 7.2.1--Perjury

   702.    Aggravated perjury  
   703.    Perjury  
   704.    Additional provisions about perjury or aggravated perjury  

           Division 7.2.2--Falsifying, destroying or concealing evidence

   705.    Making or using false evidence  
   706.    Destroying or concealing evidence  

           Division 7.2.3--Protection of people involved in legal proceedings

   707.    Corruption in relation to legal proceedings  
   708.    Deceiving witness, interpreter or juror  
   709.    Threatening etc witness, interpreter or juror  
   709A.   Threatening etc participant in criminal investigation  
   710.    Preventing attendance etc of witness, interpreter or juror  
   711.    Preventing production of thing in evidence  
   712.    Reprisal against person involved in proceeding  
   712A.   Publishing identifying information about childrens proceedings  

           Division 7.2.4--Perverting the course of justice and related offences

   713.    Perverting the course of justice  
   714.    Publication that could cause miscarriage of justice  
   715.    False accusation of offence  
   716.    Compounding of offence  
   717.    Accessory after the fact  

   PART 7.3--SUMMARY OFFENCES FOR CH 7

   718.    Pleading guilty in another's name  
   719.    Failing to attend  
   720.    Failing to produce document or other thing  
   721.    Failing to take oath  
   722.    Failing to answer question or give information  
   723.    Making etc false or misleading statements in legal proceeding  
   724.    Obstructing etc legal proceeding  
   725.    Obstructing or hindering investigation  

   PART 7.4--PROCEDURAL MATTERS FOR CH 7

   726.    Consent required for certain prosecutions  
   727.    Alternative verdicts—aggravated perjury and perjury  
   728.    Alternative verdicts—perverting the course of justice and publication that could cause  

CHAPTER 7A--OTHER OFFENCES

   750.    Serious vilification  

CHAPTER 8--MISCELLANEOUS

   800.    Regulation-making power  
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