CRIMES ACT 1914

Part III - Offences relating to the administration of justice  

Division 5 - Escape from criminal detention  

SECTION 47   ESCAPING  

47(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.

47(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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