Section 147 Liquor Act 2007 | Maximum penalties for certain offences


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Section 147 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Maximum penalties for certain offences and is set out below.

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The Legislation

147 Maximum penalties for certain offences

(1) This section applies to any offence under this Act or the regulations in respect of which the specified maximum penalty is 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

(2) In convicting a person for an offence to which this section applies, the court may not impose a monetary penalty of more than 50 penalty units, or sentence the person to a term of imprisonment for more than 6 months, or both, unless the court is satisfied that the higher penalty is warranted.

(3) Without limiting the matters that the court may take into consideration in deciding whether such a higher penalty is warranted, the court may take into consideration:
(a) the seriousness of the offence, or
(b) the number of occasions on which the offender has committed an offence under this Act or the regulations or the Liquor Act 1982 .

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