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Penalty for False or Misleading Documents | Section 307C Crimes Act NSW

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

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

  • Fine Only: 58.7%
  • Community Correction Order: 13%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 10.9%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction:: 4.3%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 2.2%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2.2%
  • Section 10A No Other Penalty: 2.2%
  • Prison: 6.5%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 4 months imprisonment.

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