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Penalty for Unlawful or Negligent Act Causing Grievous Bodily Harm | Section 54 Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “unlawful or negligent act causing grievous bodily harm” is 2 years in prison.

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

  • Intensive Correction Order: 36.4%
  • Community Correction Order: 18.2%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 18.2%
  • Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 9.1%
  • Section 10A No Other Penalty: 9.1%
  • Imprisonment: 9.1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 9 months imprisonment.

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