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SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT 1953 - SECT 7

7—Disorderly or offensive conduct or language

        (1)         A person who, in a public place or a police station—

            (a)         behaves in a disorderly or offensive manner; or

            (b)         fights with another person; or

            (c)         uses offensive language,

is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: $1 250 or imprisonment for 3 months.

        (2)         A person who disturbs the public peace is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: $1 250 or imprisonment for 3 months.

        (3)         In this section—

"disorderly" includes riotous;

"offensive" includes threatening, abusive or insulting;

"public place" includes, in addition to the places mentioned in section 4—

            (a)         a ship or vessel (not being a naval ship or vessel) in a harbor, port, dock or river;

            (b)         premises or a part of premises in respect of which a licence is in force under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 .



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