The maximum penalty for the offence of “tampering with evidence” is 10 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Intensive Correction Order: 44.44%
- Community Correction Order: 22.22%
- Prison: 22.22%
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 11.11%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 13.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 14 months in prison.