Criminal Justice Act 2011

19.

Withholding information.

19.— (1) A person shall be guilty of an offence if he or she has information which he or she knows or believes might be of material assistance in—

( a) preventing the commission by any other person of a relevant offence, or

( b) securing the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of any other person for a relevant offence,

and fails without reasonable excuse to disclose that information as soon as it is practicable to do so to a member of the Garda Síochána.

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

( a) on summary conviction, to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or both.