Penalty for Perjury | Section 327(1) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “perjury”

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

  • Prison: 75%
  • Suspended Sentence: 25%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 17 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9.5 months in prison.