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:

Local Court:

Section 33B(1)(a) use, etc offensive weapon w/i to commit offence, resist arrest, etc

The average prison sentence for the offence is 14.93 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.10 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 33B(1)(a) use etc offensive weapon w/i to hinder investigation

The average prison sentence for the offence is 44.4 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 17.25 months in prison.

Section 33B(1)(a) use etc offensive weapon w/i to prevent lawful apprehension/detention

The average prison sentence for the offence is 40 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 22.5 months in prison.

Section 33B(1)(a) use etc offensive weapon w/i to commit indictable offence

The average prison sentence for the offence is 32.90 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 17.26 months in prison.

Section 33B(1)(a) accessory before the fact to use etc offensive weapon w/i

  • Suspended sentence (no longer available): 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 0 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.