The maximum penalty for the offence of “carry cutting weapon upon apprehension”

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

  • Fine Only: 27%
  • Section 9 Bond: 26%
  • Prison: 24%
  • Section 10A: 11%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 6%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2%
  • CSO: 2%
  • Suspended Sentence: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 3.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3 months in prison.