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Penalty for False Information that Person in Danger | Section 93Q Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “false information that person in danger” is 5 years in prison.

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

  • Community Correction Order: 50%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 25%
  • Prison: 16.7%
  • Fine Only: 8.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 11.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5 months in prison.

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