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Penalty for Hindering Investigations | Section 315 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “hindering investigations” is 7 years in prison.

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

  • Community Correction Order: 45.45%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 23.64%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 9.09%
  • Prison: 9.09%
  • Fine Only: 7.27%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 5.45%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 14 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.

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