Section 73.10 Criminal Code Act | Travel or Identity Documents for Use by Person Other Than Owner


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Section 73.10 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Travel or Identity Documents for Use by Person Other Than Owner and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

73.10  Providing or possessing a travel or identity document to be used by a person who is not the rightful user

A person (the first person) is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the first person provides or possesses a travel or identity document; and

(b)  the first person intends that the document will be used to facilitate the entry of another person (the other person) into a foreign country, where the entry of the other person into the foreign country would not comply with the requirements under that country’s law for entry into the country; and

(c)  the first person knows that the other person is not the person to whom the document applies; and

(d)  the first person provided or possessed the document:

(i)  having obtained (whether directly or indirectly) a benefit to do so; or

(ii)  with the intention of obtaining (whether directly or indirectly) a benefit.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

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