Defence Act 1954

Punishment for pretending to be a deserter or an absentee.


253.Any person who falsely represents himself to any military or civil authority to be a deserter or an absentee shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding F350 [ 200 ] pounds or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding three months or to both such fine and imprisonment.




Substituted (24.06.1987) by Defence (Amendment) Act 1987 (8/1987), s. 2, item 14, commenced on enactment, subject to transitional provision in s. 16.