CRIMES ACT 1914

Part III - Offences relating to the administration of justice  

Division 3 - Evidence and witnesses  

SECTION 36A   INTIMIDATION OF WITNESSES ETC.  

36A(1)  
A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:


(a) the first person:


(i) threatens, intimates or restrains another person; or

(ii) uses violence to, or inflicts an injury on, another person; or

(iii) causes or procures violence, damage, loss or disadvantage to another person; or

(iv) causes or procures the punishment of another person; and


(b) the first person does so on account of the other person having appeared, or being about to appear, as a witness in a judicial proceeding; and


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

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

36A(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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