The maximum penalty for the offence of “assault on officers” is 5 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Community Correction Order: 39.74%
- Fine Only: 16.54%
- Prison: 13.34%
- CRO without Conviction: 11.08%
- CRO with Conviction: 9%
- ICO: 7.65%
- Section 10A: 1.82%
- Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 0.8%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 6 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.22 months in prison.