Crimes Act 1961

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21 Children under 10


No person shall be convicted of an offence by reason of any act done or omitted by him or her when under the age of 10 years.


The fact that by virtue of this section any person has not been or is not liable to be convicted of an offence shall not affect the question whether any other person who is alleged to be a party to that offence is guilty of that offence.

Compare: 1908 No 32 s 41