Possess Dangerous Articles

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What is Possess Dangerous Article?

This is an offence that involves a person being in possession of a dangerous article, which is not a firearm, in a public place.


A dangerous article can include a gas or chemical or other substances that have the ability to cause bodily harm if they were released into the public.

Possess Dangerous Article & The Law

This is an offence under Section 93FB of the Crimes Act 1900.

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

  • The accused possessed or used a dangerous article in a public place; and

  • The dangerous article was capable a releasing a toxic powder, gas or chemical, capable of causing bodily harm;

  • The dangerous article can also include a fuse to be used with an explosive or detonator;

  • The dangerous article can also include a detonator.


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

The possession of a Dangerous Article is dealt with in the Local Court, and can carry a maximum penalty of $5,500 and /or up to 2 years imprisonment


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