The maximum penalty for the offence of “possession of dangerous articles” is 2 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Fine Only: 28.6%
- Community Correction Order: 21.4%
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 21.4%
- Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 14.3%
- Section 10A No Other Penalty: 7.1%
- Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 7.1%