Knowingly Making a False or Misleading Statement in an Application is an offence under Section 136.1(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) which carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
The statement must be false or misleading, or the omission misleading, ‘in a material particular’ but if the prosecution proves any degree of false or misleading statement or omission you must then establish this was not misleading ‘in a material particular’ in order to disprove that part of the offence.
Defences to the charge include:
Very professional service.
SCL were always professional and Fred in particular got me an outstanding result....highly recommend.
I would like to thank Fahim for an amazing outcome in my recent court case.…
Fahim paid attention to my side of the story and was able to not only…