Section 417 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Proof of Lawful Authority or Excuse and is extracted below.
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Section 417 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘Proof of Lawful Authority or Excuse’ and reads as follows:
417 Proof of Lawful Authority or Excuse
Wherever, by this Act, doing a particular act or having a specified article or thing in possession without lawful authority or excuse, is made or expressed to be an offence, the proof of such authority or excuse shall lie on the accused.
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