Violent Crimes Propulsion of missiles. There are a numerous amount of Violent Crimes that an individual can be charged with in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. One of these Violent Crimes is Propulsion of Missiles. There are two different parts to the statute of Propulsion f Missiles. 1991 Murder The first deals with Missiles directed toward occupied vehicles and the second deals with Missiles directed towards roadways, which in Pennsylvania can be normal roads and streets in addition to many parking lots. An individual can be convicted of this crime of Propulsion of Missiles if the government can prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt.
First in dealing with Occupied vehicles, the government must prove that the accused intentionally throws, shoots or propels a rock, stone, brick, or piece of iron, steel or other like metal, or any deadly or dangerous missile into a vehicle that is occupied by one or more person. If the government can prove these elements then an accused is facing a misdemeanor of the first degree and can face punishment up to 5 years in state prison and a $10,000 fine.
The second part of the statute dealing with Roadways states whoever 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, or toward said roadway shall be guilty of Assault Crimes Propulsion of Missiles. Any individual convicted of this portion of the statute shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree. A misdemeanor of the second degree can be serious and is punishable by a maximum of 2 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine. Make sure to meet with or speak to an experienced Chester County Criminal Defense Attorney if you are being investigated for or have been charged with the crime of Propulsion of Missiles at a vehicle or on a roadway.