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Penalty for Assault Police | Section 60 Crimes Act NSW

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The maximum penalty for the offence of assault police is 5 years in prison.

However, it is important to bear in mind this is the most severe penalty that can be imposed, and the court will take into account a wide range of factors when determining the appropriate penalty in your particular case.

These factors include whether you pleaded guilty or were found guilty after a hearing or trial, your criminal history (or lack thereof), your remorse as can be demonstrated through character references and/or a letter of apology, the likelihood that you will reoffend as can be shown through any courses or programs you have undertaken since the date of the offence and the seriousness of the particular conduct itself, to name a few.

According to the Judicial Commission of New South Wales, the penalties imposed for the offence are:

In the Local Courts

Assault police officer in execution of duty – section 60(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 14 0.8%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 179 9.7%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 25 1.4%
Fine Only 238 12.9%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 117 6.3%
Community Correction Order 797 43.2%
Intensive Correction Order 188 10.2%
Imprisonment 286 15.5%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 10 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 6 months.

Stalk police officer in execution of duty – section 60(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Children’s Court Penalties 0 0%
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 1 25%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 3 75%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 0 0%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 0 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 0 years.

Harass police officer in execution of duty – section 60(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 1 1.8%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 1 1.8%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 13 23.6%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 2 3.6%
Community Correction Order 28 50.9%
Intensive Correction Order 2 3.6%
Imprisonment 8 14.5%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 10 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 7 months.

Intimidate police officer in execution of duty – section 60(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 1 0.1%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 36 3.8%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 11 1.2%
Fine Only 126 13.2%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 46 4.8%
Community Correction Order 438 46%
Intensive Correction Order 108 11.3%
Imprisonment 186 19.5%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 10 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 6 months.

Throw missile at police officer in execution of duty – section 60(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 1 7.1%
Fine Only 3 21.4%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 1 7.1%
Community Correction Order 5 35.7%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 4 28.6%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 10 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 7 months.

Assault police officer during public disorder – section 60(1A)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 1 14.3%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 3 42.9%
Intensive Correction Order 3 42.9%
Imprisonment 0 0%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 0 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 0 years.

Discharge firearm – section 33A(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 1 100%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 0 0%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 0 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 0 years.

Intimidate police officer during public disorder – section 60(1A)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 1 25%
Community Correction Order 1 25%
Intensive Correction Order 1 25%
Imprisonment 1 25%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 18 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 9 months.

Throw missile at police officer during public disorder – section 60(1A)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 3 50%
Intensive Correction Order 2 33.3%
Imprisonment 1 16.7%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 7 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 7 months.

Hinder/resist police officer in the execution of duty – section 60(1AA)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 4 1.2%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 61 18.2%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 15 4.5%
Fine Only 142 42.4%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 26 7.8%
Community Correction Order 67 20%
Intensive Correction Order 4 1.2%
Imprisonment 16 4.8%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 9 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 4 months.

Assault police officer in execution of duty – cause ABH – section 60(2)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 1 0.2%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 17 3.1%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 1 0.2%
Fine Only 19 3.5%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 15 2.8%
Community Correction Order 214 39.4%
Intensive Correction Order 87 16%
Imprisonment 189 34.8%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 14 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 7 months.

Assault police officer during public disorder – cause ABH – section 60(2A)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 1 100%
Imprisonment 0 0%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 0 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 0 years.

In the Higher Courts

Assault police officer in execution of duty – section 60(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 1 25%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 3 75%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 10 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 8 months.

Intimidate police officer in execution of duty – section 60(1)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 2 100%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 15 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 1 year.

Assault police officer during public disorder – section 60(1A)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 1 100%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 6 months and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 6 months.

Assault police officer in execution of duty – cause ABH – section 60(2)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 2 16.7
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 9 75%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 3 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 2 years.

Assault police officer during public disorder – cause ABH – section 60(2A)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 9 Bond 1 100%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 0 0%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 0 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 0 years.

Wound police officer in execution of duty  – section 60(3)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 4 28.6%
Imprisonment 10 71.4%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 4 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 2 years.

Inflict/cause GBH to police officer in execution of duty – section 60(3)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 1 25%
Imprisonment 3 75%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 4 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 2.5 years.

Wound or cause GBH to police officer during public disorder – section 60(3A)

Penalty type Number of cases Percent of cases
Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal 0 0%
Section 10(1)(c) Discharge 0 0%
Conditional Release Order Without Conviction 0 0%
Section 10A Conviction with No Other Penalty 0 0%
Fine Only 0 0%
Conditional Release Order with Conviction 0 0%
Community Correction Order 0 0%
Intensive Correction Order 0 0%
Imprisonment 1 100%

The average full term prison sentence imposed for the offence is 5 years and the average non-parole period (the minimum term in prison) is 30 months.

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