Part III - Offences relating to the administration of justice  

Division 6 - Seized property  


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.

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


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


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