Penalty for Goods in Personal Custody Suspected Being Stolen | Section 527C(1)(a) Crimes Act NSW


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For “goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “goods in personal custody suspected being stolen”

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

  • Fine Only: 39%
  • Section 9 Bond: 30%
  • Prison: 17%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • Suspended Sentence: 4%
  • Section 10A: 3%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%
  • CSO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 3.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3 months in prison.

For “goods in personal custody suspected being stolen – m/v part.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “goods in personal custody suspected being stolen – m/v part”

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

  • Fine Only: 37%
  • Section 9 Bond: 31%
  • Prison: 16%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 5%
  • Suspended Sentence: 5%
  • Section 10A: 4%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%
  • CSO: 1%
  • ICO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3 months in prison.

For “goods in personal custody suspected being stolen – vessel.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “goods in personal custody suspected being stolen – vessel”

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

  • Fine Only: 37%
  • Section 9 Bond: 30%
  • Prison: 19%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 4%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 4%
  • Section 10A: 4%
  • Suspended Sentence: 4%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 3 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3 months in prison.