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Hong Kong

Public Order Ordinance

Cap. 245 -- 1981 Edition

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2. In this Act [....] "offensive weapon" means any article made, or adapted for use, or suitable, for causing injury to the person, or intended by the person having it in his possession or under his control for such use by him or some other person.

33. (1) Any person who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, has with him in any public place any offensive weapon shall be guilty of an offence and shall be sentenced, on summary conviction or conviction on indictment, in the manner specified in subsection (2) (Amended, 27 of 1978, s.2)

(2) A person convicted of an offence under subsection (1) shall -

(a) [....]

(b) if he is not less than 14 years of age and has not attained 17 years of age, be sentenced -

(i) to imprisonment for not less than 6 months nor more than 3 years;

(ii) to a detention order under the provisions of the Detention Centres Ordinance, but subject to the [....] provisions of that Ordinance;

(iii) to be caned, in accordance with the provisions of the Corporal Punishment Ordinance; or

(iv) subject to the provisions of the Training Centres Ordinance, to detention in a training centre [....] under that Ordinance; (Replaced, 27 of 1978, s.2)

(c) if he is not less than 17 years of age and has not attained 25 years of age, be sentenced -

(i) to imprisonment for not less than 6 months nor more than 3 years;

(ii) to a detention order under the provisions of the Detention Centres Ordinance, but subject to the [....] provisions of that Ordinance; or

(iii) to be caned, in accordance with the provisions of the Corporal Punishment Ordinance;

(d) if he is of the age of 25 years or more, be sentenced

(i) to imprisonment for not less than 6 months nor more than 3 years; or

(ii) to be caned, in accordance with the provisions of the Corporal Punishment Ordinance.

(Amended, 67 of 1980, s.6)

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