304 Power to require particulars

(1)

A gambling inspector or a constable who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a person has committed, is committing, or is attempting to commit, an offence against sections 301 to 303 may require the person to give his or her name, address, and date of birth.

(2)

If the gambling inspector or constable has reasonable grounds to suspect that the particulars given are false, the gambling inspector or constable may require the person to supply evidence verifying those particulars.

(3)

The gambling inspector or constable must warn the person of the consequences if—

(a)

the person fails to give his or her particulars; or

(b)

the person fails, without reasonable excuse, to provide satisfactory verification of those particulars.

(4)

If a person persists in failing to give particulars or, without reasonable excuse, fails to provide satisfactory verification of those particulars after having received a warning under subsection (3), a constable may arrest the person without warrant.

(5)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500, who—

(a)

fails to give particulars if required to do so; or

(b)

fails, without reasonable excuse, to provide satisfactory verification of those particulars if required to do so; or

(c)

provides false particulars or evidence, knowing the particulars or evidence to be false.

(6)

For the purposes of this section, satisfactory verification of particulars includes an evidence of age document.

Compare: 1990 No 62 s 111

Section 304(1): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 304(2): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 304(3): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 304(4): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Section 304(5): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).