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Section and Penalty

Sec 267 (1) (c) CA61

14 Years Imp

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Ingredients for Sec 267(1)(c)

Intentionally

Damages by Fire
OR
Damages by means of explosive

Any Immovable Property
OR
Any Vehicle, Ship or Aircraft

With Intent to Obtain any Benefit
OR
Cause Loss to any Person

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Intentionally

In a criminal law context there are two specific types of intention in an offence. Firstly there must be an intention to commit the act and secondly, an intention to get a specific result.

4

Damages by Fire

Although fire damage will often involve burning or charring, it is not necessary that the property is actually set alight; melting, blistering of paint or significant smoke damage may be sufficient.

5

R v Archer

Property may be damaged if it suffers permanent or temporary physical harm or permanent or temporary impairment of its use or value.

6

Explosive

Sec. 2 Arms Act 1983

Any substance or mixture or combination of substances which in its normal state is capable either of decomposition at such rapid rate as to result in an explosion or of producing a pyrotechnic effect,Includes: gun powder, gelignite, detonators

Does Not Include: Firearms, fireworks

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Immovable Property

Property that is currently fixed in place and unable to be moved, even though it may be possible to make it moveable.

Generally higher value property

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Any Vehicle, Ship or Aircraft

Vehicle
Contrivance equipped with wheels, tracks or revolving runners on which it moves or is moved

Ship
Vessel used in navigation, however propelled

Aircraft
Any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of air

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With Intent to Obtain any Benefit

Obtain
Means to obtain or retain for himself, herself or any other person

Benefit (S267(4) CA61)
Any benefit, pecuniary advantage, valuable consideration, property, service or privilege

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Cause Loss to Any Person

R v Morley

R v Morley

Loss is assessed by the extent to which the complainants position prior to the offence has been diminished or impaired

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Person

Gender neutral. Proven by judicial notice or circumstantial evidence.

Under this section person includes organisations and companies