One might never consider it unlawful to point a laser pointer at someone, but Illinois legislators think otherwise. This article of Illinois criminal law makes it illegal to point a laser pointer at a peace officer such as a policeman. A conviction for the crime of aiming a laser pointer at a police officer carries a Class A misdemeanor status.
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The text below comes from Article 24 of the Illinois Criminal Code of 1961. This law may have changed -- please read the important legal disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
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