Penalty for Use False Document to Influence Exercise of Public Duty | Section 254(b)(iii) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “use false document to influence exercise of public duty.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 29%
  • Prison: 21%
  • Fine Only: 16%
  • Suspended Sentence: 15%
  • CSO: 14%
  • ICO: 4%
  • Section 10A: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.