Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996

Obstruction.

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12. (1) A person who delays, obstructs, impedes, interferes with or resists a bureau officer in the exercise or performance of his or her powers or duties under Garda functions, the Revenue Acts or the Social Welfare Acts or a member of the staff of the Bureau in accompanying or assisting a bureau officer shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding F11 [ 3,000 ], or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding £10,000, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, or to both.