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Custody of offensive implement

11B Custody of offensive implement

(1) A person shall not, without reasonable excuse (proof of which lies on the person), have in his or her custody an offensive implement in a public place or a school.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years.
(2) If a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the court may, in addition to any penalty it may impose, make an order that the offensive implement be forfeited to the Crown, and the implement is forfeited accordingly.
(3) In this section:

"offensive implement" means:
(a) anything made or adapted for use for causing injury to a person, or
(b) anything intended, by the person having custody of the thing, to be used to injure or menace a person or damage property.

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