Penalties and Sentencing

This section of our website contains information about the types of penalties that can be imposed by the courts in New South Wales. There is a lot of helpful information on Section 10 of the Crimes Sentencing Procedure Act 1999 and how you may avoid a criminal record as well as information on the different sentencing orders courts can make. .

The Courts in New South Wales can impose the following penalties (click on any of these penalty types to read information about that penalty):

If you would like information about the likely sentence that you will receive for your offence, please call us and we will give you our honest opinion. If you choose Armstrong Legal to act for you, we will provide you with statistics from the Judicial Commission website that are not openly available to members of the public.


If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.


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