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.