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Penalty for Perjury | Section 327 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “perjury” is 10 years in prison.

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

  • Intensive Correction Order: 50%
  • Community Correction Order: 25%
  • Prison: 25%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 year imprisonment.

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