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Interfering With Political Liberty

Potts Lawyers > Criminal Law  > Commonwealth Offences > Interfering With Political Liberty

What the law says

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.

What the police must prove

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. Click here to learn more about identification evidence.

Maximum penalty

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

Which court will hear the matter

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.

Possible defences

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.

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