Penalty for Use False Document to Obtain Financial Advantage etc | Section 254(b)(ii) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “use false document to obtain financial advantage etc.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 31%
  • Prison: 19%
  • CSO: 16%
  • Fine Only: 11%
  • Suspended Sentence: 8%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 7%
  • ICO: 6%
  • Section 10A: 1%
  • Home Detention: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7.5 months in prison.