Penalty for Fail to Stop and Assist After Vehicle Impact Causing Death | Section 52AB(1) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death.”

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

Local Court:

Section 52AB(1) fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death

  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 50%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 50%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 0 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 52AB(1) fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death

  • Prison: 50%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 16.7%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 16.7%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 16.7%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 26 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 16.7 months in prison.