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


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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.