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Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 - SECT 30

30 Prescribed circumstances for searching persons without warrant 30 Prescribed circumstances for searching persons without warrant
The prescribed circumstances for searching a person without a warrant are as follows—
(a) the person has something that may be—
(i) a weapon, knife or explosive the person may not lawfully possess, or another thing that the person is prohibited from possessing under a domestic violence order or an interstate domestic violence order; or
(ii) an unlawful dangerous drug; or
(iii) stolen property; or
(iv) unlawfully obtained property; or
(v) tainted property; or
(vi) evidence of the commission of a seven year imprisonment offence that may be concealed on the person or destroyed; or
(vii) evidence of the commission of an offence against the Criminal Code, section 469 that may be concealed on the person or destroyed if, in the circumstances of the offence, the offence is not a seven year imprisonment offence; or
(viii) evidence of the commission of an offence against the Summary Offences Act 2005, section 17, 23B or 23C; or
(ix) evidence of the commission of an offence against the Liquor Act 1992, section 168B or 168C;
(b) the person possesses an antique firearm and is not a fit and proper person to be in possession of the firearm—
(i) because of the person's mental and physical fitness; or
(ii) because a domestic violence order has been made against the person; or
(iii) because the person has been found guilty of an offence involving the use, carriage, discharge or possession of a weapon;
(c) the person has something that may have been used, is being used, is intended to be used, or is primarily designed for use, as an implement of housebreaking, for unlawfully using or stealing a vehicle, or for the administration of a dangerous drug;
(d) the person has something the person intends to use to cause harm to himself, herself or someone else;
(e) the person is at a casino and may have contravened, or attempted to contravene, the Casino Control Act 1982, section 103 or 104;
(f) the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit—
(i) an offence against the Racing Act 2002 or Racing Integrity Act 2016; or
(ii) an offence against the Corrective Services Act 2006, section 128, 129 or 132, or the repealed Corrective Services Act 2000, section 96, 97 or 100; or
(iii) an offence that may threaten the security or management of a prison or the security of a prisoner;
(g) the person has committed, is committing, or is about to commit an offence against the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, section 161ZI;
(h) the person has committed, or is committing, an offence against the Summary Offences Act 2005, section 10C;
(i) the person has consorted, is consorting, or is likely to consort with 1 or more recognised offenders.


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