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Penalty for Concealing Birth | Section 85 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “concealing birth” is 2 years in prison.

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

  • Prison: 80%
  • Suspended Sentence: 20%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 3 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 16 months in prison.

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