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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 545B

Intimidation or annoyance by violence or otherwise

545B Intimidation or annoyance by violence or otherwise

(1) Whosoever:
(a) with a view to compel any other person to abstain from doing or to do any act which such other person has a legal right to do or abstain from doing, or
(b) in consequence of such other person having done any act which he had a legal right to do, or of his having abstained from doing any act which he had a legal right to abstain from doing,
wrongfully and without legal authority:
(i) uses violence or intimidation to or toward such other person or his wife, child, or dependant, or does any injury to him or to his wife, child, or dependant, or
(ii) follows such other person about from place to place, or
(iii) hides any tools, clothes, or other property owned or used by such other person, or deprives him of or hinders him in the use thereof, or
(v) follows such other person with two or more other persons in a disorderly manner in or through any street, road, or public place,
is liable, on conviction before the Local Court, to imprisonment for 2 years, or to a fine of 50 penalty units, or both.
(2) In this section:

"Intimidation" means the causing of a reasonable apprehension of injury to a person or to any member of his family or to any of his dependants, or of violence or damage to any person or property, and
"intimidate" has a corresponding meaning.

"Injury" includes any injury to a person in respect of his property, business, occupation, employment, or other source of income, and also includes any actionable wrong of any nature.



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