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What are the Penalties for Criminal Offences in New South Wales?

The penalties for criminal offences in New South Wales in ascending order of severity are:

1. Section 10 Dismissal, which means no criminal conviction and no good behaviour bond,

2. Conditional Release Order without conviction, which means no criminal conviction but a good behaviour bond,

3. Section 10(1)(c) Discharge, which means no criminal conviction conditional on entering an intervention program,

4. Section 10A – which is a conviction with no further penalty,

5. Fine – which comes with a conviction,

6. Conditional Release Order with conviction, which comes with a good behaviour bond,

7. Community Correction Order, which comes with a conviction and a good behaviour bond that can have stricter conditions than the foregoing,

8. Intensive Correction Order, which comes with a conviction and a good behaviour bond which can include a range of strict conditions, and

9. Prison, where no other penalty is appropriate.

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