Penalty for Intentionally Choke etc Person with Recklessness | Section 37(1) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “intentionally choke etc person with recklessness”

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

Local Court

Section 37(1) intentionally choke, etc person with recklessness

  • Prison: 46.4%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 22.7%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 15.5%
  • ICO: 8.3%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 5.5%
  • Fine Only: 1.1%
  • Section 10(1)(b)&(c) Bond: 0.6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.4 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.6 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court

Section 37(1) intentionally choke etc person with recklessness

  • Prison: 88.9%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 5.6%
  • ICO: 5.6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 39.2 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 16.2 months in prison.

Section 37(1) attempt to intentionally choke etc person with recklessness

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 21 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 12 months in prison.