Section 337 Crimes Act | False Instruments Issued by Public Officers


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

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The Legislation

Section 337 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘False Instruments Issued by Public Officers’ and reads as follows:

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.