The maximum penalty for the offence of “participate in criminal group” is 5 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 21.66%
- Community Correction Order: 40%
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 3.33%
- Intensive Correction Order: 35%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 year imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 months in prison.