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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Throwing stones- Offences against public order

A person who discharge a firearm or throws a stone or other missile, without reasonable cause, so as to be likely to injure, annoy or frighten any person or damage any property is guilty of an offence and may be fined up to $10,000 or goaled for up to two years [Summary Offences Act 1953 s.51]. Although the Section refers to discharging firearms, it is generally used for the prosecution of people who throw stones or other missiles without reasonable cause.


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