CRIMES ACT 1914

Part III - Offences relating to the administration of justice  

Division 6 - Seized property  

SECTION 49   REMOVING PROPERTY UNDER SEIZURE  

49(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) property has been attached, or taken, under the process or authority of a court; and


(b) the court was:


(i) a federal court; or

(ii) exercising federal jurisdiction; or

(iii) a court of a Territory; and


(c) the person receives, removes, retains, conceals or disposes of the property; and


(d) the person does so with the intention of hindering or defeating the attachment or process.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

49(2)  
Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(b) element of the offence.

Note:

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




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