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Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  BEc Dip Ed, Dip Law (SAB) MTax (UNSW)
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I have been charged with false declarations, if found guilty

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I have been charged with false declarations, if found guilty what punishment would i be looking at?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: queensland and i have been sent to magistrates court.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no, i was just going to deal with it myself as the officer who charged me said that i would probably only get a fine. but then at my first appearance the judge told me it was quite serious and would feel happier if i were to seek leagal advice first
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 9 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 9 months ago.

Good Morning

The maximum penalty is 3 years in jail.

If it is a fist offence and if the false declaration is not too serious you would be looking at a good behaviour bond and maybe a fine.

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