This section of the website is designed to inform you of the different penalty options available to a Magistrate, Judge or Justice when passing (delivering) a sentence for an offence committed in NSW.
For ease of reference, there are three pages on penalties to cover the various possibilities depending on whether the offence charged is:
- NSW State-based,
- Commonwealth or Federal based, or
- Juvenile Children's Court based.
Please remember the comments in these pages do not prescribe the penalty a judicial officer will pronounce in any particular circumstance; these are merely an explanation of what the penalties are.
It is possible, and indeed a competent advocate should have the knowledge, skill and competence to urge a judicial officer to construct a sentence in a particular and realistic way; but keep in mind, a judicial officer should never to be told to pass a particular sentence, only urged and persuaded.
If you have been charged with an offence, and you would like assistance to understand your options, J Sutton Associates, have NSW Law Society recognised Accredited Specialists in criminal law, with decades of experience acting for people in such situations. Call 02 8080 8055 for personalised advice and service.