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Penalty for Using Poison etc to Injure or to Cause Distress or Pain | Section 41 Crimes Act NSW

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:

Local Court:

Section 41 using poison, etc to injure or to cause distress or pain

  • Prison: 50%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 25%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 25%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 18 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 10 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 41 using poison etc to injure or to cause distress or pain

  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 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.

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