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Interfering With Political Liberty

Commonwealth Offences – Federal

Welcome to the Federal Interfering With Political Liberty article page. Everything you need to know about Interfering With Political Liberty according to Federal law.

What the Law States according to Federal Law for Interfering With Political Liberty

According to Federal Law for the charge of Interfering With Political Liberty:

Sections 2.7010 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code states:

28. Any person who, by violence or threats or intimidation of any kind, hinders or interferes with the free exercise or performance, by any other person, of any political right or duty, shall be guilty of an offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Interfering With Political Liberty

The Maximum penalty for the offence of Interfering with Political Liberty is 3 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to Federal Law for Interfering With Political Liberty

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt.

The accused who, by violence or threats or intimidation of any kind, hindered or interfered with the free exercise or performance, by any other person, of any political right or duty.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

Possible Defences under Federal Law – Interfering With Political Liberty

Possible defences to this offence include but are not limited to:

The accused did not by violence or threats or intimidation of any kind, hindered or interfered with the free exercise or performance, by any other person, of any political right or duty.

In Federal which court will hear the matter – Interfering With Political Liberty

This matter is Commonwealth Offence which means it is dealt with in the District Court or the Magistrates’ Court at the election of the prosecution.

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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