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Penalty for False Accusation | Section 314 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “false accusation”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 35%
  • CSO: 15%
  • Suspended Sentence: 15%
  • Prison: 13%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 9%
  • ICO: 7%
  • Fine Only: 4%
  • Home Detention: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.5 months in prison.

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