What a Charge of Conveying False Information that a Person or Property are in Danger Means
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What does conveying false information mean?
Section 93Q of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) describes a charge of conveying false information as follows:
A person who conveys information—
- that the person knows to be false or misleading, and
- that is likely to make the person to whom the information is conveyed fear for the safety of a person or of property, or both, is guilty of an offence.
The maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment.
According to section 93Q(2) the Act, conveying information includes:
- Making a statement
- Sending a document
- Transmitting an electronic or other message
Most commonly, charges of conveying false information that a person or property are in danger relate to bomb hoaxes.
What are the defences to a charge of conveying false information?
On a case-by-case basis, our specialist criminal lawyers at the Australia Legal Practice may be able to defend a charge of conveying false information if:
- You did not know that the information was false or misleading
Options when charged with conveying false information
Subject to your circumstances, you may choose either to:
- Plead guilty – Admit to committing the offence and breaking the law
- Plead not guilty – Deny committing the offence and breaking the law
If you decide to plead not guilty, our experienced criminal lawyers will vehemently protect your rights so that you get the best possible defence.
The best way to get off a charge of conveying false information is to contact our experienced criminal lawyers. Our solicitors at the Australian Legal Practice have extensive experience and specialise in criminal charges. We provide tailored advice and are armed with the right knowledge to fight your case.
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