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:

Local Court:

Section 49A(1) throw/drop rocks and other objects at vehicles and vessels

  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 44.8%
  • Fine Only: 19.5%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 13.8%
  • Prison: 11.5%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 3.4%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 2.3%
  • Section 10(1)(b)&(c) Bond: 2.3%
  • Section 10A: 1.1%
  • ICO: 1.1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 11.7 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 10 months in prison.