The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess false document to influence exercise public duty.”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Section 9 Bond: 38%
- Prison: 25%
- Fine Only: 13%
- Suspended Sentence: 13%
- ICO: 13%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 18 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 14 months in prison.