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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 315

Hindering investigation etc

315 Hindering investigation etc

(1) A person who does anything intending in any way to hinder:
(a) the investigation of a serious indictable offence committed by another person, or
(b) the discovery of evidence concerning a serious indictable offence committed by another person, or
(c) the apprehension of another person who has committed a serious indictable offence,
is liable to imprisonment for 7 years.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is to be considered to have committed a serious indictable offence if a public officer engaged in the detection or investigation of offenders suspects on reasonable grounds that a person has committed the offence.
(3) It is not an offence against this section merely to refuse or fail to divulge information or produce evidence.



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