Penalty for Use False Instrument with Intent | Section 300(2) Crimes Act NSW


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For “use false instrument w/i (up to $2,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “use false instrument w/i (up to $2,000)”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 60%
  • Fine Only: 20%
  • Prison: 20%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 24 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 18 months in prison.

For “use false instrument w/i (>$5,000 and up to $15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “use false instrument w/i (>$5,000 and up to $15,000)”

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

  • ICO: 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.

For “use false instrument w/i (>$15,000).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “use false instrument w/i (>$15,000)”

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

  • Section 9: 67%
  • Suspended Sentence: 33%

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.

For “use false instrument w/i (amount unknown).”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “use false instrument w/i (amount unknown)”

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

  • Prison: 44%
  • Fine Only: 22%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 11%
  • Section 9: 11%
  • CSO: 11%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 17.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 12 months in prison.