The maximum penalty for the offence of “send letter threatening to kill or injure.”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 40%
- Suspended sentence (now replaced by intensive correction order)
- Section 9 Bond (now replaced by community correction order)
The average prison sentence for the offence is 10 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 months in prison.