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Section 417A Crimes Act 1900
Proof of Exceptions

Section 417A of the Crimes Act 1900 is Proof of Exceptions and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 417A of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Proof of Exceptions’ and reads as follows:

417A Proof of Exceptions

(1) Any exception, exemption, proviso, excuse or qualification to the offence (whether or not it is in the same provision with a description of an offence in an Act or statutory rule or document creating the offence) need not be specified or negatived in an indictment or other process commencing proceedings.

(2) The exception, exemption, proviso, excuse or qualification may be proved by the accused person.

(3) If the exception, exemption, proviso, excuse or qualification is specified or negatived in the indictment, court attendance notice or other process commencing proceedings, the prosecutor is not required to prove it.

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