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Penalty for False or Misleading Information | Section 307B Crimes Act NSW

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

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

  • Community Correction Order: 37.7%
  • Fine Only: 36.1%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 13.1%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 8.2%
  • Prison: 3.3%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 1.6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 9 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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