In NSW, the list of penalties that may be handed out in criminal offences are contained in the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). The penalty which is imposed depends on a range of factors, including:
The seriousness of your offence;
Which court your charge is heard in;
The charge which ultimately is sought by the police; and
How persuasive you or your lawyer are in court, including remorse.