Penalty for Kill or Steal Cattle | Section 126 Crimes Act NSW


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For “steal cattle.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “steal cattle.”

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

  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 25%
  • Fine Only: 25%
  • Section 9 Bond: 25%
  • ICO: 17%
  • Prison: 8%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 6 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.

For “kill cattle with intent to steal.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “kill cattle with intent to steal.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 50%
  • CSO: 50%

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