Section 135 Crimes Act | Stealing Destroying Wills


Section 135 of the Crimes Act is the offence of Stealing Destroying Wills and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 135 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Stealing Destroying Wills’ and reads as follows:

135 Stealing, destroying etc wills or codicils

Whosoever steals, or, for any fraudulent purpose destroys, cancels, obliterates, or conceals, the whole or any part of any will, codicil, or other testamentary instrument, either during the life of the testator, or after the testator’s death, or whether the same relates to real, or personal estate, or to both, shall be liable to imprisonment for seven years.