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Offences against police

The police should be protected while they reasonably are carrying out their official duties, and courts have regarded offences against the police, especially the offence of assaulting police, as serious.

A person convicted of committing such an offence will often receive a prison sentence.

Under s 5AA(1)(c) of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) an offence is aggravated if the offender committed the offence gainst a police officer, prison officer or other law enforcement officer knowing that the victim was acting in the course of her or his official duty; or in retribution for something the offender belived to have been done by the victim in the course of her or his official duty.

Offences against police  :  Last Revised: Mon Feb 2nd 2015
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