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Penalty for Police Pursuits (‘Skye’s Law’) | Section 51B Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “police pursuits (‘skye’s law’)” is 3 years in prison.

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

  • Imprisonment: 48%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 24.1%
  • Community Correction Order: 23.4%
  • Fine Only: 2.2%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 1.3%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 0.9%
  • Section 10A No Other Penalty: 0.1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6.9 months in prison.

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