Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Historical version for 15 November 2010 to 6 December 2010 (accessed 27 January 2015 at 21:21) Current version

162   Alternative verdict of attempt on trial for any indictable offence

If, on the trial of a person for any indictable offence, the jury is not satisfied that the person is guilty of the offence, but is satisfied that he or she is guilty of:
(a)  an attempt to commit the offence, or
(b)  an assault with intent to commit the offence,
it may acquit the person of the offence charged and find the person guilty of the attempt or assault, and the person is liable to punishment accordingly.
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