Have you been charged with Falsifying or Concealing Identity?
You will need to engage a specialist in criminal law to help you defend this charge. You should consider the following question: Did you, by your action or omission, falsify or conceal your own or someone else’s address?
If you believe you did not possess any dishonest intent, you may have a defence available to you. This will be an important consideration when entering your plea.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 60 of the Taxation Administration Act 1997.
The prosecution must prove:
- Falsified or concealed; or
- By an act or omission, facilitated the falsification or concealment of
the address or location of a place of residence or business
of the defendant or another person.
The maximum penalty
500 penalty units in the case of a body corporate or 100 penalty units in any other case.
Where will my case be heard?
Falsifying or Concealing Identity cases can only be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence?
If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
See an experienced criminal lawyer urgently so that work can begin as soon as possible on your matter. Thorough preparation is vital to success in Court.
If you have been charged with Falsifying or Concealing Identity make an appointment to see one of our experienced lawyers today
Section 60 Falsifying or concealing identity
A taxpayer must not—
(a) falsify or conceal the identity, or the address or location of a place of residence or business, of the taxpayer or of another person; or
(b) do, by act or omission, anything that facilitates the falsification or concealment of the identity, or the address or location of a place of residence or business, of the taxpayer or another person.
Penalty: 500 penalty units in the case of a body corporate; 100 penalty units in any other case.