Magistrate penalties on criminal offence

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.