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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Maximum term for weapons offences

Section 84 – Maximum term for weapons offences

218.The Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 provides for the following offences:

  • carrying an offensive weapon in a public place (section 47);

  • possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place (section 49);

  • possessing an article with a blade or point (or weapons) on school premises (section 49A);

  • having an offensive weapon etc. in prison (section 49C).

219.Section 84 of the Act increases the maximum penalty for each of those offences from 4 to 5 years.

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