257 Offences relating to evidence of age documents

(1)

A person commits an offence who presents to the licensee or a manager of any licensed premises, or to an employee of the licensee,—

(a)

a document that purports to be an approved evidence of age document but is not; or

(b)

a genuine approved evidence of age document relating to the person but containing (whether because false information was given to the person issuing it, or information it contained when it was issued was later falsified) false information purporting to relate to the person’s age or date of birth; or

(c)

a genuine approved evidence of age document containing information relating to some other person.

(2)

A person commits an offence who—

(a)

sells, hires, lends, or gives to any other person a document that purports to be an approved evidence of age document but is not; or

(b)

falsifies the information on a genuine approved evidence of age document relating to the age or date of birth of the person to whom the document relates.

(3)

A person commits an offence who, without reasonable excuse, sells, hires, lends, or gives to any other person—

(a)

a genuine approved evidence of age document relating to the other person but containing falsified information purporting to relate to the other person’s age or date of birth; or

(b)

a genuine approved evidence of age document containing information relating to a person other than that other person.

(4)

A person who commits an offence against this section is liable on conviction to a fine of not more than $2,000.

Compare: 1989 No 63 s 172