Discharging a Firearm with Intent is an offence under Section 33A of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
A ‘firearm’ is defined as gun, or other weapon, that is or was, capable of propelling a projectile by means of an explosive. It includes a blank fire firearm, or an air gun, but does not include a paintball marker.
‘Grievous bodily harm’ has been defined as ‘really serious harm’ it includes, but is not limited to:
Defences to the charge include:
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