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Penalty for Making or Possessing Equipment to Make False Documents | Section 256 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “making or possessing equipment to make false documents” is 10 years in prison.

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

  • Prison: 83.33%
  • Community Correction Order: 16.67%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.5 months in prison.

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