Penalty for Make False Document to Obtain Financial Advantage etc | Section 253(b)(ii) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “make false document to obtain financial advantage etc.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 37%
  • Prison: 18%
  • Suspended Sentence: 16%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 8%
  • ICO: 8%
  • CSO: 7%
  • Fine Only: 6%
  • Home Detention: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 11.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 months in prison.