Section 337 Crimes Act | False Instruments Issued by Public Officers


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The Legislation

Section 337 of the Crimes Act is the offence of False Instruments Issued by Public Officers and is extracted below.

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337 False instruments issued by public officers

A public officer who, being authorised or required to issue an instrument whereby any person may be prejudicially affected, issues the instrument for an improper purpose knowing it to be false in a material particular is liable to imprisonment for 5 years.