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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 33B

Use or possession of weapon to resist arrest etc

33B Use or possession of weapon to resist arrest etc

(1) Any person who:
(a) uses, attempts to use, threatens to use or possesses an offensive weapon or instrument, or
(b) threatens injury to any person or property,
with intent to commit an indictable offence or with intent to prevent or hinder the lawful apprehension or detention either of himself or herself or any other person or to prevent or hinder a police officer from investigating any act or circumstance which reasonably calls for investigation by the officer is liable to imprisonment for 12 years.
(2) A person is guilty of an offence under this subsection if the person commits an offence under subsection (1) in the company of another person or persons. A person convicted of an offence under this subsection is liable to imprisonment for 15 years.



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