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1

What is section 202A(4)(a)?

This offence committed in a public place

2

What is section 202A(4)(b)?

This offence committed in any place

3

What is the difference between the definition of 'an offensive weapon' in each section?

In a public place it is 'any article made, altered or intended for causing bloody harm' where in any place it is 'any article capable of being used for causing bodily injury'

4

What is a defence for a person charged under section 202A(4)(b)?

If the person charged proves they did not intend to use the offensive weapon or disabling substance to commit an offence involving bodily injury

5

What is important to remember when using a search power to search for offensive weapons?

That you can only use a warrantless search power to search in a public place. To search for offensive weapons in a private place you must have a warrant

6

What search powers can you use to search people and vehicles when you suspect an offence against section 202A(4)(a)?

Section 27 for people and section 28 for vehicles