The maximum penalty for the offence of “using poison etc to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm” is 10 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 67%
- Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 33%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 5 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 3 years in prison.