Penalty for Perjury | Section 327 Crimes Act NSW

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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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