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Section 27D Summary Offences Act – Unlawful Possession of Offensive Weapons

Section 27D of the Summary Offences Act 1988 (NSW) is the criminal offence of Unlawful Possession of Offensive Weapons and is stated below.

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The Legislation

27D Unlawful possession of offensive weapons or instruments

(1) A person must not, without reasonable excuse (proof of which lies on the person), have in his or her possession an offensive weapon or instrument in a place of detention. Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 2 years or 50 penalty units, or both.

(2) If a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the court may, in addition to any penalty it may impose, make an order that the offensive weapon or instrument be forfeited to the Crown, and the weapon or instrument is forfeited accordingly.

(2A) (Repealed)

(3) In this section, “offensive weapon or instrument” has the same meaning as it has in the Crimes Act 1900.

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