Penalty for Pass Valueless Cheque | Section 178B Crimes Act NSW


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For “pass valueless cheque (up to $2,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “pass valueless cheque (up to $2,000).”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 43%
  • Section 10A: 14%
  • Fine Only: 14%
  • CSO: 14%
  • Suspended Sentence: 14%

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.

For “pass valueless cheque (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “pass valueless cheque (>$2,000 and up to $5,000).”

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

  • Fine Only: 50%
  • Section 9 Bond: 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.

For “pass valueless cheque (>$15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “pass valueless cheque (>$15,000).”

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

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.

For “pass valueless cheque (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “pass valueless cheque (amount unknown).”

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

  • Fine Only: 33%
  • Section 9 Bond: 33%
  • Prison: 33%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 9 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.