The maximum penalty for the offence of “influencing witnesses or jurors” is 7 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 72.7%
- Intensive Correction Order: 20.5%
- Community Correction Order: 2.3%
- Fine Only: 2.3%
- Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2.3%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 year imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.