Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Get a new bike from $50 per week

Taking a knife to court

By johnboy 9 September 2010 30

The ABC has the good news that a woman bringing a hunting knife into the magistrate’s court has been detected , questioned by police, and cautioned.

Good work everyone!

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
30 Responses to
Taking a knife to court
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
Tooks 1:29 pm 10 Sep 10

Postalgeek said :

exfed2 said :

Purchasing a knife in the plastic at a store and taking home would not be an issue we are talking about this woman carrying said knife around in her handbag, please don’t go off on a tangent.

I’m not the one going off on a tangent making statements like “Let’s forget court, what about the trip down the shops, the drive in the car etc etc”

Read what you wrote, and the act you cited.

Exfed2 is spot on and I dare say he’s probably had a bit of practical experience using the legislation.

exfed2 1:26 pm 10 Sep 10

Postalgeek said :

exfed2 said :

Purchasing a knife in the plastic at a store and taking home would not be an issue we are talking about this woman carrying said knife around in her handbag, please don’t go off on a tangent.

Read what you wrote, and the act you cited.

The Crimes Act 1900? What about it? I have read it a long time ago and have most aspects ingrained in my mind. Comes in useful when you need to utilise it. Which part in particular would you like me to read?

exfed2 1:24 pm 10 Sep 10

Postalgeek said :

exfed2 said :

Let’s forget court, what about the trip down the shops, the drive in the car etc etc. Is it ok for her to have the knife on these occasions? No it’s illegal!

Bollocks. Possession of a knife with a reasonable excuse, as defined by the act, is legal. And how exactly does someone get a knife home having bought it at a shop?

Yes you are. After I mentioned a person carrying a knife not purchasing one, whilst at the shops you started on ‘what if a person bought one from the shop’ which I explained. Oh my.

Postalgeek 12:49 pm 10 Sep 10

exfed2 said :

Purchasing a knife in the plastic at a store and taking home would not be an issue we are talking about this woman carrying said knife around in her handbag, please don’t go off on a tangent.

I’m not the one going off on a tangent making statements like “Let’s forget court, what about the trip down the shops, the drive in the car etc etc”

Read what you wrote, and the act you cited.

exfed2 12:32 pm 10 Sep 10

p1 said :

Postalgeek said :

Bollocks. Possession of a knife with a reasonable excuse, as defined by the act, is legal. And how exactly does someone get a knife home having bought it at a shop?

simply having one with you is not a crime in itself.

Yes it is, how hard is the concept of applying legislation? Sect 382 of the Crimes Act 1900. Unless you have a reasonable excuse (And the possibility that you ‘may’ have to cut something while your out although an amusing excuse, would not suffice. What if I carry my rifle around in the car ‘in case I have to shoot something’ 🙂

exfed2 12:30 pm 10 Sep 10

Postalgeek and p1,

Bollocks? OK people…….. have you actually applied the act in charging a person for this offence? I have. Let me educate you if you are caught in possession of a knife in a public place you will (should) be charged with the offence. Yes there is a defence of having a reasonable excuse such as employment requiring such an item etc.

Purchasing a knife in the plastic at a store and taking home would not be an issue we are talking about this woman carrying said knife around in her handbag, please don’t go off on a tangent. What if you need to cut something while your out! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at these comments ‘Your honour, I may have had to cut something while I was out, I mean you never know’ 🙂

p1 10:55 am 10 Sep 10

Postalgeek said :

Bollocks. Possession of a knife with a reasonable excuse, as defined by the act, is legal. And how exactly does someone get a knife home having bought it at a shop?

Exactly. While going into the court with a knife might be hard to justify, simply having one with you is not a crime in itself. What if you need to cut something while you are out?

Postalgeek 10:26 am 10 Sep 10

exfed2 said :

Let’s forget court, what about the trip down the shops, the drive in the car etc etc. Is it ok for her to have the knife on these occasions? No it’s illegal!

Bollocks. Possession of a knife with a reasonable excuse, as defined by the act, is legal. And how exactly does someone get a knife home having bought it at a shop?

Postalgeek 10:16 am 10 Sep 10

And I’m just saying that knives are tools as well as weapons.

squirell 10:08 am 10 Sep 10

Rossco Downunder said :

Police would be well advised to find out why she was there. Because, the Supreme Court lacks that metal detector.

Supreme court has a metal detector and xray system…

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Region Group Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site