Penalty for Possess False Document to Obtain Property | Section 255(b)(i) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “possess false document to obtain property.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 36%
  • Suspended Sentence: 29%
  • Fine Only: 14%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 7%
  • CSO: 7%
  • Prison: 7%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.