The maximum penalty for the offence of “using poison etc to injure or to cause distress or pain”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 67%
- Section 9 Bond: 33%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 19 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 10 months in prison.