Know Your Laws: Treason

Know Your Laws: Treason

“Know Your Laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.

    TREASON

(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

  1. TREASON

(1)     A person who, in Saint Lucia—

(a)     kills or attempts to kill the Governor General or any person performing the functions of the Governor General under the Constitution;

(b)     levies war against Saint Lucia or does any act preparatory thereto; or

(c)     assists an enemy at war with Saint Lucia,

commits the offence of treason and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.

(2)     A person who, in Saint Lucia—

(a)     uses force or violence for the purpose of overthrowing the Government of Saint Lucia;

(b)     without lawful authority, communicates or makes available to an agent of a State other than Saint Lucia, any information, or any sketch, plan, model, article, note or document of any character that he or she knows or ought to know can be used for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or defense of Saint Lucia;

(c)     instigates any person to make an invasion into Saint Lucia;

(d)     conspires with any person to commit treason or to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a);

(e)     forms an intention to do anything that is treason or that is mentioned in paragraph (a) and manifests that intention by an overt act;

(f)     conspires with any person to do anything mentioned in paragraph (b) or forms an intention to do anything mentioned in paragraph (b) and manifests that intention by an overt act,

commits the offence of treason and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term of not less than 25 years.

  1. CONCEALMENT OF TREASON

A person who—

(a)     knowing that the person intends to commit treason, does not report such information with all reasonable dispatch to a magistrate, justice of the peace or a police officer, or use other reasonable means to prevent the commission of the offence; or

(b)     knowing or believing that the person has committed the offence of treason, does any act with intent to obstruct or prevent his or her arrest or prosecution for that offence,

commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 7 years.

 

We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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