Have you been charged with Producing, Supplying or Obtaining Data with Intent to Commit Serious Computer Offence?
You should consider a number of things if you have been charged with this offence. Can the prosecution make out their case? Did you produce, supply or obtain the data? Did you intend to commit a serious computer offence? Did you facilitate the commission of a serious computer offence?
Think carefully about the answers to these questions prior to coming before a court. You should consult an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 247F of the Crimes Act 1958
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant produced, supplied or obtained the data;
The defendant intended to commit a serious offence or intended to facilitate the commission of such an offence;
The defendant produced, supplied or obtained the data held in a computer or recorded on a document.
The maximum penalty
A term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 years.
Where will my case be heard?
Producing, Supplying or Obtaining Data with Intent to Commit Serious Computer Offence is likely to be heard in the Magistrates’ Court.
What to do next?
It is important that you consult an experienced criminal lawyer immediately. The sooner your matter is taken on, the better your chances will be if it goes to court. Contact one of our experienced solicitors today.
S247F Producing, Supplying or Obtaining Data with Intent to Commit Serious Computer Offence
A person who produces, supplies or obtains data—
(a) with the intention of committing a serious computer offence; or
(b) with the intention of facilitating the commission of a serious computer offence (whether by the person or by another person)—
is guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.
In this section, a reference to a person producing, supplying or obtaining data includes a reference to the person—
(a) producing, supplying or obtaining data held in a computer or contained in a data storage device; and
(b) producing, supplying or obtaining a document in which the data is recorded.
(3) A person may be found guilty of an offence against this section even if committing the serious computer offence is impossible.