Possess and/or Use of a Laser Pointer

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What is Possess and/or Use of a Laser Pointer?


This is an offence that involves possessing and/or using a laser pointer in a public place without a lawful or reasonable excuse.

Possess and/or Use of a Laser Pointer & The Law

Possess and/or Use of a Laser Pointer  is a summary offence under the Summary Offences and Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment (Laser Pointers) Act 2008.

What the Prosecution need to Prove (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt):

  • The accused possessed or used a Laser Pointer; and

  • The accused possessed or used the Laser Pointer without a reasonable excuse


Going to Court – “What am I looking at?”

This is a summary offence which means that will be dealt with in the Local Court before a Magistrate. It carries a maximum penalty of $5,500 fine and/or a term of imprisonment of up to 2 years.


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