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Penalty for Hinder Investigation | Section 315(1)(a) Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “hinder investigation”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 43%
  • Fine Only: 21%
  • Suspended Sentence: 11%
  • Prison: 11%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 4%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 4%
  • CSO: 4%
  • ICO: 4%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 12 months in prison.

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