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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 6 December 2019 to date (accessed 29 January 2020 at 19:39)
143 Obstructing police officer executing search warrant
(cf Police Powers (Drug Premises) Act 2001, s 9)
(1) If a police officer is authorised under this Division to enter any premises, a person must not—(a) wilfully prevent the officer from entering or re-entering those premises or any part of those premises, or(b) wilfully obstruct or delay the officer from entering or re-entering those premises or any part of those premises, or(c) give an alarm or cause an alarm to be given for the purpose of—(i) notifying another person of the presence of the officer, or(ii) obstructing or delaying the officer from entering or re-entering those premises or any part of those premises.Maximum penalty—50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.(2) A person on premises who is required by a police officer in accordance with this Division to disclose his or her identity must not, without reasonable excuse, fail or refuse to comply with the requirement.Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.(3) A person must not, without reasonable excuse, in response to a requirement made by a police officer in accordance with this Division—(a) give a name that is false in a material particular, or(b) give an address other than the person’s full and correct address.Maximum penalty—50 penalty units.