Can I swear at a police officer?

Criminal Law, Recent Cases, Section 10

The answer is No, you cannot swear at a police officer. Offensive language is a chargeable offence. Most of the time police will charge this along with other more serious offences.

In NSW, foul and offensive language carries a maximum penalty fine of 6 penalty units, Currently, 1 penalty unit equals to $110.

Offensive language to a police officer can still result in a conviction and criminal record.


How can the police prove it?


To convict you of swearing, the police must prove that you were within view of a public place

whilst using offensive language, the severity of the words used, and the circumstances of which you used them.


A fine or a section 10 is likely to be the penalty


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