The maximum penalty for the offence of “hinder discovery of evidence”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Section 9 Bond: 43%
- Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 14%
- CSO: 14%
- Suspended Sentence: 14%
- Prison: 14%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 6.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5 months in prison.