Being Disguised with Unlawful Intent
- A person buys a clown mask with the intent of hiding their identity for a bank robbery.
- A person covers their face in shoe polish so they can anonymously rob somebody in the street.
- A person puts on a mask with the intent of burgling a house, but runs away when he sees somebody is home.
- There was no intent to commit a crime.
- Somebody else committed the offence.
- You were disguised because you were going to a fancy dress party.
Questions in cases like this
- How do they prove someone intended to commit a crime?
- How can they prove the offender’s identity?
Maximum penalty and court that deals with Being Disguised with Unlawful Intent
The maximum penalty for Being Disguised with Unlawful Intent (s49C of the Summary Offences Act 1966) is 2 years imprisonment.
The charge is heard in the Magistrates’ Court.
What is the legal definition of Being Disguised with Unlawful Intent?The legal definition of Being Disguised with Unlawful Intent is wearing a disguise or blackened face, or possessing a disguise, with the intention of committing a crime.
If in Magistrates’ Court: