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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 14 August 2017 to date (accessed 18 August 2017 at 22:38)
Part 3 Division 6 Section 39
39   Using poison etc to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm
(1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a)  the person administers to another person, or causes another person to take, any poison, intoxicating substance or other destructive or noxious thing, and
(b)  the poison, intoxicating substance or other thing endangers the life of, or inflicts grievous bodily harm on, the other person, and
(c)  the person intends to injure, or is reckless about injuring, the other person.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.
(2)  If on the trial of a person charged with an offence against this section the jury is not satisfied that the offence is proven but is satisfied that the person has committed an offence against section 41 or 41A, the jury may acquit the person of the offence charged and find the person guilty of an offence against section 41 or 41A. The person is liable to punishment accordingly.