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.