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Obtaining Licence etc. By False Statements

Fraud Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Obtaining licence etc. by false statements article page. Everything you need to know about Obtaining licence etc. by false statements according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Obtaining licence etc. by false statements

According to VIC Law for the charge of Obtaining licence etc. by false statements,

Road Safety Act 1986 – SECT 71
Obtaining licence etc. by false statements

71. Obtaining licence etc. by false statements

A person who-

(a) by any false statement or any misrepresentation or other dishonest means obtains or attempts to obtain any licence, permit, log book or registration, or the renewal of any licence, permit or registration, or any certificate under this Act or any information to which section 92 applies; or

(b) without lawful authority or excuse possesses any licence, permit, log book or certificate so obtained-

is guilty of an offence.

The Maximum Penalty – Obtaining licence etc. by false statements

According to VIC Law for the charge of Obtaining licence etc. by false statements, 2 months / 10 penalty units.

Any licence, permit, log book or registration, or any certificate so obtained is void and of no effect.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Obtaining licence etc. by false statements

1. The person obtained or attempted to obtain a licence etc. by dishonest means.
2. In relation to (b), the person unlawfully possesses a licence etc.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Obtaining licence etc. by false statements

1. Factual dispute
2. Honest and reasonable mistake of fact
3. Lack of intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Obtaining licence etc. by false statements

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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