Section 12 Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 | Renewals or Extensions


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If a group or organisation that you belong to has been made the subject of a declaration under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012, it’s important to be aware of what the law says.

Section 12 of the Act deals with the renewal or extension of declarations.

It says that declarations may be renewed at any time before they expire.

According to section 9 of the Act, declarations generally remain in force for a period of 5 years from the date they are made.

There are no limitations on how often declarations can be renewed.

The Legislation

12 Renewal or extension of declarations

(1) A declaration under this Part may be renewed at any time before or after the declaration expires.

(2) For that purpose, the provisions of this Act applying to an application for the making of a declaration apply as if reference to the making of the declaration were a reference to the renewal of the declaration.

(3) It does not matter how often declarations are renewed.

Why Sydney Criminal Lawyers?

Being a member of a group or organisation deemed to be a ‘criminal organisation’ can be a daunting and frustrating experience.

However, having an understanding of the law and your obligations can prove invaluable when it comes to securing the best possible result in your matter.

At Sydney Criminal Lawyers, we are passionate about defending civil liberties.

Our lawyers are well-versed in their knowledge of declarations made under the Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act and can help you understand the law.

We understand that being the subject of a declaration under the act can place onerous restrictions on your life, which is why we always fight to have declarations revoked as soon as possible.

We can also advise you on other areas of the law relating to declarations, such as when declarations may be renewed or extended.

So for the best advice on declarations and how they could affect you, contact our criminal law experts today on (02) 9261 8881.