Part 3 A of the Act – Offences relating to public order – Division 2 Explosives and firearms offences

93GA –  Firing at dwelling-houses or buildings

If you fire a firearm at a house or building with reckless regard to the safety of anyone in that house or building you will be liable to imprisonment for 14 years.

It is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that anyone in the house or building was actually in danger of being harmed.

If you commit this offence during a period of public disorder (eg a riot) then the penalty increases to 16 years.

The penalty is also 16 years imprisonment if you are convicted of firing at a house or building in the course of an organised criminal activity.

For expert legal advice on this offence contact North Shore Criminal Law on (02) 9955 2298 during office hours or 0400 44 6424 on our emergency service.