In Pennsylvania, propulsion of missiles is a serious offense and can lead to severe penalties. The propulsion of missiles into both occupied vehicles and onto roadways is prohibited. A person commits violent crimes such as propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle when he or she intentionally throws, shoots or propels a rock, stone, brick, or piece of iron, steel or other like metal, assault by prisoner or any deadly or dangerous missile, or firebomb, into a vehicle or instrumentality of public transportation that is occupied by one or more persons. If you commit this crime you are committing a misdemeanor of the first degree, which could result in up to five years imprisonment and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
A person commits propulsion of missiles onto a roadway when he or she intentionally throws, shoots, drops, or causes to be propelled any solid object, from an overpass or any other location adjacent to or on a roadway, onto or toward said roadway. Propulsion of missiles onto a roadway is a misdemeanor of the second degree. If you are found guilty, you could face up to two years imprisonment and/or fines up to $5,000. Back in January 2016, a 14-year-old boy was charged with propulsion of missiles in Chester County, PA after shooting a BB gun from an apartment window into traffic. assault crimes The 14-year-old boy, along with an 11-year-old boy, were seen firing a BB gun from an apartment window into the intersection Evergreen Street and Prospect Ave in the West Grove Borough. When dealing with propulsion of missiles charges, it is vital to hire a criminal defense attorney in order to receive the best possible outcome for your case.