Penalty for Use etc Offensive Weapon with Intent to Commit Offence, Resist Arrest etc | Section 33B(1)(a) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “use etc offensive weapon with intent to commit offence, resist arrest etc”

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

  • Prison: 45%
  • Section 9 Bond: 25%
  • Suspended Sentence: 18%
  • CSO: 6%
  • ICO: 3%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b) & (c): 2%
  • Fine Only: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 15.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.