Penalty for Hinder Discovery of Evidence | Section 315(1)(b) Crimes Act NSW


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.