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Penalty for Influencing Witnesses or Jurors | Section 323 Crimes Act NSW

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.

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