Penalty for Predatory Driving | Section 51A Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “predatory driving.”

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

Local Court:

Section 51A(1) predatory driving

  • Prison: 48.1%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 18.5%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 14.8%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 11.1%
  • ICO: 7.4%

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 8.7 months in prison.