Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996



16.(1) Where a bureau officer who is a member of the Garda Síochána has reasonable cause to suspect that a person is committing or has committed an offence under section 12, 13 or 15 or under section 94 of the Finance Act, 1983, the bureau officer may—

(a) arrest that person without warrant, or

(b) require the person to give his or her name and address, and if the person fails or refuses to do so or gives a name or address which the bureau officer reasonably suspects to be false or misleading, the bureau officer may arrest that person without warrant.

(2) A person who fails or refuses to give his or her name or address when required under this section or gives a name or address which is false or misleading, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F27[3,000].




Substituted (12.02.2005) by Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act 2005 (1/2005), s. 17, commenced on enactment. A fine of €3,000 translates into a class B fine, not greater than €4,000, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 5(3) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.