Section 139.1 Criminal Code Act | Unwarranted Demands of Commonwealth Public Official


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Section 139.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Unwarranted Demands of Commonwealth Public Official and is extracted below.

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139.1  Unwarranted demands of a Commonwealth public official

A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the person makes an unwarranted demand with menaces of another person; and

(b)  the demand or the menaces are directly or indirectly related to:

(i)  the other person’s capacity as a Commonwealth public official; or

(ii)  any influence the other person has in the other person’s capacity as a Commonwealth public official; and

(c)  the first-mentioned person does so with the intention of:

(i)  obtaining a gain; or

(ii)  causing a loss; or

(iii)  influencing the official in the exercise of the official’s duties as a Commonwealth public official.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 years.