(1) Every person who commits, or attempts to commit, or does any act with intent to commit, or counsels, procures, aids, abets, or incites any other person to commit, or conspires with any other person (whether in New Zealand or elsewhere) to commit any offence against any regulations made under this Act shall be liable on conviction, in the case of an individual, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding $10,000, or, in the case of a company or other corporation, to a fine not exceeding $100,000.
(2) The publication in the Gazette or in accordance with the Legislation Act 2012 of any regulations made under this Act or of any Order in Council, Proclamation, order, notice, warrant, licence, or other act of authority under this Act or under the regulations must be treated for all purposes as being notice of the act of authority to all persons concerned, and in any prosecution the liability of the defendant must be determined accordingly.
(3) Nothing in this Act or in any regulations made under this Act shall be so construed or shall so operate as to take away or restrict the liability of any person for any offence punishable independently of this Act, but no person shall be punished twice for the same offence.
Section 3(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).
Section 3(1): amended, on 31 August 1990, by section 2(a) of the United Nations Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 124).
Section 3(1): amended, on 31 August 1990, by section 2(b) of the United Nations Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 124).
Section 3(2): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).
Section 3(2): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).