The maximum penalty for the offence of “dangerous use of firearm or speargun.”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Section 9 Bond: 33%
- Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 17%
- Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 17%
- Fine Only: 17%
- Prison: 17%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 14 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.