Penalty for Police Pursuit | Section 51B(1) Crimes Act NSW

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The maximum penalty for the offence of “police pursuit”

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

Local Court:

Section 51B(1) police pursuit – first offence

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13.4 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 7.7 months in prison.

Section 51B(1) police pursuit – second or subsequent offence

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 10.8 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 51B(1) police pursuit – first offence

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13.9 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9.2 months in prison.

Section 51B(1) police pursuit – second or subsequent offence

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 12 months in prison.