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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 36

Fabricating evidence

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person:

                              (i)  fabricates evidence; or

                             (ii)  makes use of fabricated evidence; and

                     (b)  the person does so with the intention of misleading a court or judicial tribunal in a judicial proceeding; and

                     (c)  the judicial proceeding is a federal judicial proceeding.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years.

             (2)  Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(c) element of the offence.

Note:          For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .



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