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Penalty for Concealing Serious Indictable Offence | Section 316 Crimes Act NSW

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

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

  • Community Correction Order: 39.47%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 18.42%
  • Prison: 18.42%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 7.89%
  • Fine Only: 7.89%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 5.26%
  • Section 10A No Other Penalty: 2.63%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 11 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.

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