Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001

Obstruction of Garda acting on warrant.

49.—(1) A person who—

(a) obstructs or attempts to obstruct a member of the Garda Síochána acting under the authority of a warrant issued under this Part, or

(b) is found in or at the place named in the warrant by a member of the Garda Síochána so acting and fails or refuses to give the member his or her name and address when required by the member to do so or gives the member a name and address that is false or misleading, or

(c) fails without lawful authority or excuse to comply with a requirement under paragraph (b) or section 48 (5)(b),

is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

(2) A member of the Garda Síochána may arrest without warrant any person who is committing an offence under this section or whom the member suspects, with reasonable cause, of having done so.