Causing An Explosion

Causing An Explosion in Europe

Causing an Explosion in Germany

Provisions relating to causing an explosion in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-eight, under the heading “Offences Causing a Common Danger,” located in Section 308 Causing an explosion, which reads: (1) Whosoever causes an explosion other than by the release of nuclear energy, in particular by the use of explosives, and thereby endangers the life or limb of another person or property of significant value belonging to another shall be liable to imprisonment of not less than one year. (2) If by the offence the offender causes serious injury to another person or injury to a large number of people the penalty shall be imprisonment of not less than two years. (3) If by the offence the offender at least by gross negligence causes the death of another person the penalty shall be imprisonment for life or not less than ten years. (4) In less serious cases under subsection (1) above the penalty shall be imprisonment from six months to five years, in less serious cases under subsection (2) above imprisonment from one to ten years. (5) Whosoever negligently causes the danger in cases under subsection (1) above shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine. (6) Whosoever acts negligently in cases under subsection (1) above and negligently causes the danger shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to causing an explosion is current as of 2010

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