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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 47

Escaping

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is in criminal detention; and

                     (b)  the person escapes from that detention; and

                     (c)  the detention is lawful federal criminal detention.

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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