Penalty for Possessing etc Gunpowder etc with Intent to Injure the Person | Section 55(a) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “Possessing or making explosives or other things with intent to injure

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

Local Court:

Section 55(a) possess/make etc explosives/gunpoweder etc w/i to injure the person

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 5.7 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 55(a) possess/make etc explosives/gunpoweder etc w/i to injure the person

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 43 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 28 months in prison.