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Penalty for Public Mischief | Section 547B(1) Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “make false representation to police”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 40%
  • Fine Only: 27%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 13%
  • Suspended Sentence: 7%
  • Prison: 7%
  • CSO: 4%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 8 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 4 months in prison.

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