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This offence, in short, is committed by a person who possesses a forged document (false document) knowing it is false to obtain a financial advantage or disadvantage.
The offence of possess false document came into force on 22 February 2010 and is an effective reiteration of the repealed possess false instrument offence (section 302). However, the maximum penalty has been increased significantly to 10 years imprisonment.
"Obtain" a financial advantage includes:
"Cause" a financial disadvantage means:
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in corporate crime and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.