Penalty for Injuries by Furious Driving, etc | Section 53 Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “injuries by furious driving, etc.”

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

Local Court:

Section 53 injuries by furious driving, etc

  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 22.5%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 21.3%
  • Prison: 18.8%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 17.5%
  • ICO: 8.8%
  • Fine Only: 6.3%
  • Section 10(1)(b)&(c) Bond: 3.8%
  • Home Detention: 1.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10.3 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6.5 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 53 injuries by furious driving, etc

  • Prison: 33.3%
  • Section 10(1)(b)&(c) Bond: 33.3%
  • ICO: 33.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 7 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.