Murder Charge Information

[Section 18 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)]     

Maximum Penalty: Life imprisonment
Offence: Murder is committed when the act of the accused the caused death of another. This can be done:
1.   Through reckless indifference to human life
2.   Through an intention to do grievous bodily harm or kill
3.   Whilst attempting, during or after the act of such an offence that carries a maximum term of
    25 years imprisonment or more.

Non-Parole Period:  If the offence arose due to the victims occupation and they were any of the listed below there is a standard non-parole period of 25 years.
a.    Police officer
b.    Emergency services worker
c.     Correctional officer
d.    Judicial officer
e.    Council law enforcement officer
f.      Health worker
g.     Teacher
h.    Community worker
i.      Public official

Sentence: A long-term prison sentence is expected for any murder conviction. If the culpability is
extreme it is mandatory that a life sentence be given.