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93X Consorting

(1) A person (other than a person under the age of 14 years) who--
(a) habitually consorts with convicted offenders, and
(b) consorts with those convicted offenders after having been given an official warning in relation to each of those convicted offenders,
is guilty of an offence.
: Maximum penalty--Imprisonment for 3 years, or a fine of 150 penalty units, or both.
(2) A person does not
"habitually consort" with convicted offenders unless--
(a) the person consorts with at least 2 convicted offenders (whether on the same or separate occasions), and
(b) the person consorts with each convicted offender on at least 2 occasions.
(3) An
"official warning" is a warning given by a police officer (orally or in writing) to the effect that--
(a) a certain person is a convicted offender, and
(b) habitually consorting with convicted offenders is an offence.
(4) An official warning ceases to have effect for the purposes of subsection (1)--
(a) if the warning is given to a person under the age of 18 years--6 months after the warning is given, or
(b) in any other case--2 years after the warning is given.

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