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Penalty for Causing Danger with Firearm or Spear Gun | Section 93G Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “causing danger with firearm or spear gun” is 10 years in prison.

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

  • Community Correction Order: 35.3%
  • Prison: 27.05%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 16.47%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 11.76%
  • Fine Only: 7.06%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2.35%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 16 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

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