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Section and Penalty

S268 CA61

10 Years Imp



Everyone is liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 10 years who attempts to commit arson in respect of any immovable property or any vehice, ship or aircraft


R v Harpur

The court may have regard to the conduct viewed cumulatively up to the point when the conduct in question stops. The defendants conduct may be viewed in its entirety. Considering how much remains to be done is always relevant though not determinative



S72(1) CA61

Everyone who, having an intent to commit an offence, does or omits an act for the purpose of accomplishing his object, is guilty of an attempt to commit the offence intended, whether in the circumstances it was possible to commit the offence or not.