Posession of equipment to make a false document


Section 256(3)

The offence of possession of equipment to make a false document came into force on 22 February 2010.

It is a new offence and in short is committed by a person who is in possession of equipment, material or other thing which is capable of being used to make a false document, with intent that they will use the equipment to commit the offence of forgery.

Maximum penalty

The maximum penalty for the offence of Possession of equipment to make a false document is 3 years.

What the police must prove

  • The accused possessed any equipment material or other thing capable of being used to make a false document ;
  • With the intention that the person or another person will use the equipment, material or other thing;
  • To commit the offence of forgery.

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