Section 71.11 Criminal Code Act | Intentionally Damage UN or Associated Person’s Property


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Section 71.11 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Intentionally Damage UN or Associated Person’s Property and is extracted below.

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71.11  Intentionally causing damage to UN or associated person’s property etc.

(1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the person’s conduct causes damage to official premises, private accommodation or a means of transportation (the property); and

(b)  the property is occupied or used by a UN or associated person; and

(c)  the conduct gives rise to a danger of serious harm to a person; and

(d)  that person is the UN or associated person referred to in paragraph (b); and

(e)  the UN or associated person is engaged in a UN operation that is not a UN enforcement action; and

(f)  the first-mentioned person intends to cause the damage to the property; and

(g)  the first-mentioned person is reckless as to the danger to the person referred to in paragraph (c).

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

Note:          Section 71.23 defines UN enforcement action, UN operation and UN or associated person.

(2)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1)(b), (d) and (e).