Section 39 Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 | Obstructing Police Officer


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Section 39 of the Unlawful Gambling Act 1998 (NSW) is concerned with Obstructing Police Officer and is set out below.

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The Legislation

39 Obstructing police officer

If a police officer is authorised under this Act to enter any premises, a person must not:

(a) wilfully prevent the officer from entering or re-entering those premises or any part of those premises, or
(b) wilfully obstruct or delay the officer from entering or re-entering those premises or any part of those premises, or
(c) give an alarm or cause an alarm to be given for the purpose of:
(i) notifying another person of the presence of the officer, or
(ii) obstructing or delaying the officer from entering or re-entering those premises or any part of those premises.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months (or both).

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