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Liquor and Accommodation Act 1990 (No. 44 of 1990)
Requested:  19 Dec 2014
Consolidated as at:  Sessional

218. Evidentiary provisions

      (1) In proceedings for an offence under this Act, an allegation in the complaint –

(a) that a substance referred to in the complaint was liquor; or

(b) that a person named in the complaint was or was not on a specified date the holder of a licence or permit; or

(c) that premises referred to in the complaint were or were not on a specified date specified in a licence or permit; or

(d) that a person referred to in the complaint was on a specified date under the age of 18 years –

is evidence of that matter.

      (2) In legal proceedings, a document apparently certified by the Commissioner to be the original or a copy of a document granted under this Act –

(a) is admissible in evidence; and

(b) shall be accepted as the original or a copy of that document.

      (3) In proceedings for an offence in relation to the sale of liquor, proof that liquor was supplied, sent, forwarded or delivered to a person is evidence of the sale of the liquor.

      (4) In proceedings for an offence against section 5, proof that bottles, decanters, glasses or other vessels commonly used to contain liquor were found on premises where the offence is alleged to have been committed and had been used recently is evidence of the sale of liquor on those premises.