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Penalty for Sending Article to Cause Alarm | Section 93R Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “sending article to cause alarm” is 5 years in prison.

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

  • Prison: 40%
  • Section 10A No Other Penalty: 20%
  • Community Correction Order: 20%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 20%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 13 months in prison.

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