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Shooting at a police officer

A person who discharges a firearm intending to hit a police officer or being reckless as to whether a police officer is hit is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: 10 years imprisonment

[Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) s 29A]

Where the conduct causes serious harm the maximum penalty is 25 years imprisonment (or more on application by the Director of Public Prosecutions) [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) s 29A(1) and (2)].

Shooting at a police officer  :  Last Revised: Mon Oct 14th 2019
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