Penalty for Common Assault | Section 61 Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “common assault.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 41%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b) & (c): 24%
  • Fine Only: 16%
  • Prison: 6%
  • CSO: 4%
  • Suspended Sentence: 4%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 3%
  • Section 10A: 1%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 8.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4.5 months in prison.