The maximum penalty for the offence of “throwing rocks at vehicles” is 5 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Community Correction Order: 42.1%
- Prison: 21.1
- Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 10.5%
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 10.5%
- Fine Only: 10.5%
- s 10A No Other Penalty: 5.3%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3 months in prison.