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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 464ZFB

Retention of information following finding of guilt etc.

S. 464ZFB
(1AA) inserted by No. 72/2013 s. 11(1).

    (1AA)     If—

S. 464ZFB (1AA)(a) substituted by No. 3/2019 s. 63(1).

        (a)     a DNA profile sample is taken or a forensic procedure is conducted on a person of or above the age of 18 years in accordance with section 464R, 464SA, 464SC, 464SE, 464T(3) or 464V(5); and

        (b)     a court finds the person guilty, or not guilty because of mental impairment, of—

S. 464ZFB (1AA)(b)(i) amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(2)(a).

              (i)     the indictable offence in respect of which the DNA profile sample was taken or the forensic procedure was conducted; or

              (ii)     any other indictable offence arising out of the same circumstances; or

S. 464ZFB (1AA)(b)(iii) amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(2)(b).

              (iii)     any other indictable offence in respect of which evidence obtained as a result of the DNA profile sample or the forensic procedure had probative value—

the sample taken and any related material and information may be retained indefinitely.

S. 464ZFB
(1AB) inserted by No. 72/2013 s. 11(1).

    (1AB)     Subsection (1AA) does not apply if—

        (a)     on appeal against conviction, the finding of guilt or conviction referred to in subsection (1AA) is set aside; or

        (b)     on appeal against the verdict of not guilty because of mental impairment, the verdict referred to in subsection (1AA) is set aside.

S. 464ZFB(1) amended by Nos 16/2002 s. 13(1)(a)(b), 14/2006 s. 14(a), 72/2013 s. 11(2)(c), 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.37).

    (1)     If at any time on or after the commencement of section 26 of the Crimes (Amendment) Act 1997

S. 464ZFB (1)(a) amended by No. 41/2004 s. 17, substituted by No. 72/2013 s. 11(2)(a), amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(3)(a).

        (a)     a DNA profile sample is taken from a DNA person who is a child in accordance with section 464SC or 464SE or a forensic procedure is conducted on a child in accordance with section 464U(7) or 464V(5); and

S. 464ZFB
(1)(b) amended by No. 72/2013 s. 11(2)(b).

        (b)     a court finds the child guilty of—

S. 464ZFB
(1)(b)(i) amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(3)(b).

              (i)     the offence in respect of which the DNA profile sample was taken or the forensic procedure was conducted; or

              (ii)     any other offence arising out of the same circumstances; or

S. 464ZFB
(1)(b)(iii) amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(3)(c).

              (iii)     any other offence in respect of which evidence obtained as a result of the DNA profile sample or forensic procedure had probative value—

a police officer, at any time after the finding of guilt but not later than 6 months after the final determination of an appeal against conviction or sentence or the expiry of any appeal period in respect of the offence (whichever is the later), may apply to the court referred to in paragraph (b) or to the Children's Court for an order permitting the retention of any sample taken and any related material and information and the court may make an order accordingly.

S. 464ZFB(1A) inserted by No. 27/2006 s. 11(2), amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.37).

    (1A)     If—

S. 464ZFB
(1A)(a) substituted by No. 72/2013 s. 11(3)(a), amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(4)(a).

        (a)     a DNA profile sample is taken from a DNA person who is a child in accordance with section 464SC or 464SE or a forensic procedure is conducted on a child in accordance with section 464U(7) or 464V(5); and

S. 464ZFB
(1A)(b) amended by No. 72/2013 s. 11(3)(b).

        (b)     a court finds the child not guilty because of mental impairment of—

S. 464ZFB
(1A)(b)(i) amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(4)(b).

              (i)     the offence in respect of which the DNA profile sample was taken or the forensic procedure was conducted; or

              (ii)     any other offence arising out of the same circumstances; or

S. 464ZFB
(1A)(b)(iii) amended by No. 3/2019 s. 63(4)(c).

              (iii)     any other offence in respect of which evidence obtained as a result of the DNA profile sample or forensic procedure had probative value—

a police officer, at any time after the verdict of not guilty because of mental impairment, but not later than 6 months after the final determination of an appeal against the verdict or the expiry of any appeal period in respect of the verdict (whichever is the later), may apply to the court referred to in paragraph (b) for an order permitting the retention of any sample taken and any related material and information and the court may make an order accordingly.

S. 464ZFB(1B) inserted by No. 27/2006 s. 11(2), amended by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 40.38).

    (1B)     Subsection (1A) does not apply to an offence heard and determined summarily.

S. 464ZFB(2) amended by No. 27/2006 s. 11(3)(a).

    (2)     A court hearing an application under subsection (1) or (1A)—

S. 464ZFB (2)(a) amended by No. 27/2006 s. 11(3)(b).

        (a)     must take into account the seriousness of the circumstances of the offence in determining whether to make the order under subsection (1) or (1A), as the case requires; and

        (b)     must be satisfied that, in all the circumstances, the making of the order is justified; and

S. 464ZFB
(2)(c) amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 35.11).

        (c)     may make such inquiries on oath or by affirmation or otherwise as it considers desirable.

S. 464ZFB(2A) inserted by No. 16/2002 s. 13(2), amended by No. 14/2006 s. 14(b)(i)(ii).

    (2A)     An order made under subsection (1) before the expiry of the appeal period in respect of the conviction for the offence or the final determination of an appeal against conviction (whichever is the later)—

        (a)     takes effect on that expiry or final determination; and

S. 464ZFB (2A)(b) amended by Nos 14/2006 s. 14(b)(ii), 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 40.39) (as amended by No. 29/2011 s. 3(Sch. 1 item 25.1)).

        (b)     has no effect if, on appeal against conviction, the finding of guilt or conviction is set aside.

S. 464ZFB(2B) inserted by No. 27/2006 s. 11(4).

    (2B)     An order made under subsection (1A) before the expiry of the appeal period in respect of the verdict of not guilty because of mental impairment or the final determination of an appeal against the verdict (whichever is later)—

        (a)     takes effect on that expiry or final determination; and

        (b)     has no effect if, on appeal, the verdict of not guilty because of mental impairment is set aside.

S. 464ZFB(3) amended by No. 27/2006 s. 11(5).

    (3)     If a court makes an order under subsection (1) or (1A), it must give reasons for its decision and cause a copy of the order and reasons to be served on the person on whom the forensic procedure was conducted.

    (4)     A failure of a court to comply with subsection (3) does not invalidate any order made by it but constitutes non-compliance for the purposes of section 464ZE(1)(a).

S. 464ZFC (Heading) inserted by No. 27/2006 s. 12(1).

S. 464ZFC inserted by No. 81/1997
s. 26.



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