Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990

Production of article capable of inflicting serious injury.

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11.Where a person, while committing or appearing to be about to commit an offence, or in the course of a dispute or fight, produces in a manner likely unlawfully to intimidate another person any article capable of inflicting serious injury, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding F19 [ 5,000 ] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

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Amendments:

F19

Substituted (1.08.2006) by Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990 (12/1990), s. 8A as inserted by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 64 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 390 of 2006.

Editorial Notes:

E7

Offences under section designated serious offences (4.09.1998) by Bail Act 1997 (16/1997), s. 1 and sch. paras. 16(e), 29 and 30, S.I. No. 315 of 1998 as substituted (18.05.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2007 (29/2007), s. 17(b), S.I. No. 236 of 2007.