Penalty for Annoy or Intimidate by Violence or Otherwise | Section 545B(1) Crimes Act NSW


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For “use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “use intimidation/violence to unlawfully influence person”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Section 9 Bond: 51%
  • Prison: 18%
  • Fine Only: 9%
  • Suspended Sentence: 9%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 4%
  • CSO: 4%
  • ICO: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 9 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

For “hide tools/clothes/property to unlawfully influence person.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “hide tools/clothes/property to unlawfully influence person”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 48%
  • Fine Only: 26%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 19%
  • Section 9 Bond: 5%
  • Section 10A: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 0 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.