Section 27K Summary Offences Act – Failure to Comply with Search


Section 27K of the Summary Offences Act 1998 (NSW) is the criminal offence of Failure to Comply with Search and is stated below.

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The Legislation

27K Failure to comply with search

A person must not, without reasonable excuse (proof of which lies on the person):

(a) fail or refuse to comply with a request made, or a direction given, by a correctional officer under this Part, or
(b) fail or refuse to produce anything detected or seen on or with the person, or in a vehicle in which the person was present at the time the thing was detected or seen, in a search when requested to do so by a correctional officer, or
(c) resist or impede a search of a person or vehicle under this Part.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.