The maximum penalty for the offence of “habitually consort with convicted offenders after warning.”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Section 9 Bond: 63%
- Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 13%
- Fine Only: 13%
- Prison: 7%
- Suspended Sentence: 4%
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 5.5 months in prison.