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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 320

Maximum term of imprisonment for certain common law offences

An offence at common law specified in column 1 of the Table is punishable by the maximum term of imprisonment specified opposite it in column 2 of the Table.

S. 320 (Table) amended by Nos 47/2016 s. 19, 32/2017 s. 10.

TABLE

Column 1

Column 2


Common law offence

Maximum Term of Imprisonment

    *     *     *     *

Attempt to pervert the course of justice

Level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum)

Breach of prison

Level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum)

Bribery of public official

Level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum)

Common assault

Level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum)

Conspiracy to cheat and defraud

Level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum)

Conspiracy to defraud

Level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum)

Criminal defamation

Level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum)

Embracery

Level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum)

False imprisonment

Level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum)

Kidnapping

Level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum)

Misconduct in public office

Level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum)

Perverting the course of justice

Level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum)

Public nuisance

Level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum)

    *     *     *     *

    *     *     *     *

Unlawful assembly

Level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum)

    *     *     *     *

Note to s. 320 inserted by No. 65/2016 s. 20(20).

Note

The offence of kidnapping at common law is a category 2 offence under the Sentencing Act 1991 . See subsection (2H) of section 5 of that Act for the requirement to impose a custodial order for this offence unless the circumstances set out in paragraphs (a) to (e) of that subsection exist.

Pt 1 Div. 10 (Heading and s. 322) repealed by No. 9576 s. 8(a), new Pt 1 Div. 10 (Heading and ss 321321F) inserted by No. 10079 s. 7(2).

Division 10—Conspiracy

New s. 321 inserted by No. 10079 s. 7(2).



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