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.