Escaping from lawful custody is an offence under section 310D of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
It does not include:
Section 57 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 provides that any sentence for the offence must be served ‘cumulatively’, which means after the end of any existing period of imprisonment.
Defences to the charge include:
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