Penalty for Possess False Document to Obtain Financial Advantage etc | Section 255(b)(ii) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess false document to obtain financial advantage etc.”

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

  • Prison: 31%
  • CSO: 19%
  • Section 9 Bond: 13%
  • Suspended Sentence: 13%
  • ICO: 13%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 6%
  • Fine Only: 6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.5 months in prison.