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The police must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
They will also need to prove that you were the person who committed the reckless wounding offence.
This matter is a Table 1 offence which means that either the DPP or an accused can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court. If no election is made it will be dealt with in the Local Court.
The court can impose any of the following penalties:
Based on statistics from the Judicial Commission of New South Wales we believe that the penalty in a case that is within the mid range of seriousness for the offence of reckless wounding, if heard in the Local Court, is likely to be a suspended sentence with supervision under section 12 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act for a period of 5 years.
For first time offenders the likely penalty is a community service order for a period of 200 hours.
If the matter is finalised in the District Court the likely penalty is imprisonment for a period of 3 years.
For first time offenders the likely penalty is an intensive correction order for a period of 3 years.