Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Possessing a False Document

Possessing a False Document is an offence under Section 255 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:

  1. You were in possession of a False Document
  2. Knowing the document was false
  3. Intending to induce another person to accept it as genuine, and
  4. As a result of its acceptance as genuine:

Obtain property belonging to another, or obtain a financial advantage or cause a financial disadvantage, or influence the exercise of a public duty.

A ‘False Document’ is one that purports to have been:

  1. Made in a form or in terms by a person who did not make it in that form or in those terms
  2. Made in a form or in terms, or altered in any way on authority, by a person who did not authorise it or did not exist, or
  3. Made or altered on an incorrect date or at an incorrect place.

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Highly recommended

    Thank you Tuan from Sydney Criminal Lawyers for your excellent help, highly recommended.

  • ★★★★★

    Job done efficiently with excellent client service

    Salam was a great help & got the job done efficiently with excellent client service!

  • ★★★★★

    I am very happy with the outcome

    Fred was very knowledgeable and professional. I am very happy with the outcome and do…

  • ★★★★★

    Best outcome without wasting value or time

    Salam Shammu was a great lawyer and advocate for me to get the best outcome…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment