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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 198

Threats to destroy or damage property

A person who without lawful excuse makes to another a threat—

        (a)     to destroy or damage any property belonging to that other or a third person or to himself and that other or a third person; or

        (b)     to destroy or damage his own property in a way which he knows or believes is more likely than not to endanger the life of that other or a third person—

shall, if he made the threat with the purpose of causing the other to fear that it would be carried out, be guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

S. 199 repealed by No. 9228 s. 2(1)(c), new s. 199 inserted by No. 9228 s. 2(1)(d), amended by Nos 49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 52), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 72).



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