The maximum penalty for the offence of “stealing trees” is 5 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 30%
- Fine Only: 40%
- Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 20%
- Prison: 10%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 2 months imprisonment.