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Penalty for False or Misleading Applications | Section 307A Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “false or misleading applications” is 2 years in prison.

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

  • Fine Only: 34.2%
  • Community Correction Order: 28.9%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 18.4%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 7.9%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 5.3%
  • Prison: 5.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 9.5 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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