The offence of Perverting the Course of Justice is contained in section 319 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) which states:
“A person who does any act, or makes any omission, intending in any way to pervert the course of justice, is liable to imprisonment for 14 years”.
Perverting the course of justice can include:
The nature and elements of the offence of perverting the course of justice were considered in R v Manley  1 KB 529 here the appellant had falsely alleged that she had been robbed by a man whose description she gave to the police. It was the description of an imaginary man. She was convicted of unlawfully effecting a public mischief.
Perverting the course of justice can be punished with a prison sentence of up to 14 years.
Please note that the penalties mentioned are reserved for the worse case offending and are unlikely to be the penalty you receive.
In NSW, a court can impose any of the following penalties for a Participating in a criminal group charge.
Since perverting the course of justice is a criminal offence, the burden of proof lies on the Prosecution. The prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
Some of the possible defences available for those charged with perverting the course of justice can include:
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