Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014

160.

Offences and penalties

160. (1) A person who obstructs or attempts to obstruct any member of the Garda Síochána or other person acting under powers conferred by Part 2 other than section 11 shall be guilty of an offence and 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 not exceeding €30,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or both.

(2) A person who obstructs or attempts to obstruct a member of the Garda Síochána, a prison officer of a prison or a place of detention or an authorised member of the staff of a children detention school acting under powers conferred by section 11 , 31 , 32 or 34 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.

(3) A person who—

(a) obstructs a member of the Garda Síochána in the exercise of his or her powers under section 35 , or

(b) does not comply, or obstructs compliance, with an order made by a judge of the District Court under that section,

shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.

(4) A person who obstructs or attempts to obstruct the Committee in the performance of its functions under Part 9 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.

(5) The application of this section to a child is without prejudice to section 108 of the Act of 2001.