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Offence to Provide False or Misleading Information

Driving – Other Traffic Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Offence to provide false or misleading information article page. Everything you need to know about Offence to provide false or misleading information according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Offence to provide false or misleading information

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to provide false or misleading information:

Road Safety Act 1986 – SECT 84BI
Offence to provide false or misleading information

84BI. Offence to provide false or misleading information

A person must not in a statement given under section 84BE(1) or 84BF(1)(a) to an enforcement official provide information that the person knows to be false or misleading.

The Maximum Penalty – Offence to provide false or misleading information

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to provide false or misleading information, 60 penalty units.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Offence to provide false or misleading information

1. The accused has given a statement to an enforcement official as to the person responsible for an offence involving a motor vehicle.
2. The person knowingly provided false or misleading information in that statement.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Offence to provide false or misleading information

1. Factual dispute
2. Lack intent
2. Honest and reasonable mistake

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Offence to provide false or misleading information

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009

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