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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 28 February 2019 to date (accessed 26 June 2019 at 05:36)
Part 7 Division 2 Section 315
315   Hindering investigation etc
(1)  A person who does anything intending in any way to hinder:
(a)  the investigation of a serious indictable offence committed by another person, or
(b)  the discovery of evidence concerning a serious indictable offence committed by another person, or
(c)  the apprehension of another person who has committed a serious indictable offence,
is liable to imprisonment for 7 years.
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), a person is to be considered to have committed a serious indictable offence if a public officer engaged in the detection or investigation of offenders suspects on reasonable grounds that a person has committed the offence.
(3)  It is not an offence against this section merely to refuse or fail to divulge information or produce evidence.