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Throwing missiles

A person who throws a missile, without lawful cause, either intending to, or being reckless as to whether they, injure, annoy or frighten any person or damage any property is guilty of an offence

Maximum penalty:

Intentional offences: 2 years imprisonment

Reckless offences: 1 year imprisonment

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 51]


A person who throws, sets fire to, or explodes a firework or explosive so as to, or be likely to, injure, annoy or frighten people in a public place.

Maximum penalty: $2500 or 6 months imprisonment

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 52]

Throwing missiles  :  Last Revised: Fri Aug 1st 2014
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