The Crimes Act contains several offences in relation to fraud.
One such offence is that of ‘possession of identification information,’ which is contained in section 192K of the Crimes Act 1900.
You can be charged with an offence under this section if it is alleged that you possessed identification information with the intention of committing or facilitating the commission of an indictable offence.
Identification information refers to information about a person (living or dead, real or fictitious) that can be used to identify that person.
Examples of ‘identification information’ includes a person’s name or address, their driver’s licence or licence number, passport or passport number, credit cards or credit card information and so on.
If you are found guilty of this offence, the maximum penalty is 7 years imprisonment.
However, this is the absolute maximum penalty and will only apply in the most serious cases.
Our lawyers have considerable experience representing clients in fraud matters and can advise you of your options.
We have a proven track record of achieving outstanding results, even in the most serious ‘identification equipment’ cases.
Section 192K of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Possession of Identification Information’ and reads as follows:
192K Possession of identification information
A person who possesses identification information with the intention of committing, or of facilitating the commission of, an indictable offence is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.
Being accused of possessing identification equipment with the intention of committing an indictable offence can have serious implications on your life and future if you are represented by an inexperienced lawyer.
The team at Sydney Criminal Lawyers® has years of experience defending clients in some of the most serious fraud matters, including ‘identification equipment’ cases.
Our experience and professional insight into this area of the law enables us to consistently achieve outstanding results which are better than any other law firm.
In every case, we seek to have matters resolved at an early stage by identifying problems with the prosecution case and pushing to have the charges dropped on this basis.
This often means that our clients are spared the time and expense of fighting the charges in court.
Where the prosecution refuses to drop the charges and your matter proceeds to court, our lawyers will fight hard to protect your reputation by raising all favourable evidence and examining all witnesses in a compelling manner.
We guarantee representation only by our senior lawyers, who appear in court on a daily basis and are highly respected by members of the judiciary.
Alternatively, should you wish to plead guilty to the charges, we will fight to secure the best possible outcome by presenting persuasive sentencing submissions which highlight any mitigating factors that reduce the seriousness of your actions.
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