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Section 254 - This offence, in short, is committed by a person who uses a forged document (false document) to obtain a financial advantage or disadvantage.
The offence of use false document came into force on 22 February 2010 and is an effective reiteration of the repealed use false instrument offence (section 300(2)). However, the maximum penalty has been increased significantly to 10 years imprisonment.
"Obtain" a financial advantage includes:
whether the financial advantage is permanent or temporary.
"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.