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Penalty for Preventing Witness or Juror from Attending Court | Section 325 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “preventing witness or juror from attending court” is 5 years in prison.

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

  • Community Correction Order: 57.1%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 28.6%
  • Prison: 14.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 year imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 months in prison.

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