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Penalty for Threatening Judges, Witnesses, Jurors or Public Justice Officials | Section 322 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “threatening judges, witnesses, jurors or public justice officials” is 10 years in prison.

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

  • Prison: 71.43%
  • Community Correction Order: 14.29%
  • Intensive Correction Order: 14.29%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 1 year imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

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