Penalty for Publish Indecent Article | Section 578C(2) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “publish indecent article”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 50%
  • ICO: 25%
  • CSO: 13%
  • Prison: 13%

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