Penalty for Throw/Drop Rocks and Other Objects at Vehicles and Vessels | Section 49A(1) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “throw/drop rocks and other objects at vehicles and vessels.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 46%
  • Fine Only: 17%
  • CSO: 14%
  • Prison: 8%
  • Suspended Sentence: 7%
  • Section 10 Bond (b) & (c): 6%
  • Section 10A: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 11 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7 months in prison.