Real Name Can’t Make False ID Document Valid


If is no defence to a charge of using a false document when knowing it to be false, for the purposes of estabilshing a 'registerable fact', even if the false document correctly shows the bearer's name.

It was argued by a man who produced a forged Czech driving licence showing his real name, that he had committed no offence when using it as an identity card.

The court did not agree.

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