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Penalty for Choking, Suffocation or Strangulation | Section 37 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “Choking, Suffocation or Strangulation” is 5 years in prison.

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

  • Prison: 41%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 26%
  • Community Correction Order: 30%
  • Fine Only: 1%
  • CRO with Conviction: 1%
  • CRO without Conviction: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.

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