Defence Act 1954

Punishment for pretending to be a deserter or an absentee.

253

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.

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F350

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.