Fail to Produce Documents

If you are stopped by the police but do not produce your documents if requested to within the specified time, you will may be charged with the offence of failing to produce.

When stopped by the police, they are entitled to ask any driver to produce their documents at the roadside. If you do not have the requested documents with you at the roadside, you are committing an offence. However, the police will provide you with a period of 7 days to produce the documents requested to the police station for review. This is called a HORT/1 or perhaps more commonly known as a producer.

What documents do I need?

There are a number of documents which the police may request that you produce and these include:

If, for whatever reason you cannot supply these documents to a police station within the seven day period, you will face a failure to produce offence.

What are the penalties?

If you are charged with failing to produce documents you will face:


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