The sentence for the possession of drugs for personal use is up to six months in prison or a fine, provided the quantity of drugs is not over the defined threshold. A range of alternatives to punishment are in place, including mandatory suspension of proceedings in certain defined cases involving possession or acquisition of. Cite this page. “Austria - Crime & Punishment”, in: Foreign Law Guide, Edited by: Marci Hoffman. Consulted online on 18 April △ Back to top △. You are not logged in. Username. Password. Log in via your institution. Export citation. Capital punishment in Austria was abolished in , although restored in Unlike other countries with a minimum age of 18, the minimum age for execution in Austria was The method of execution in Austria was hanging until the annexation by Nazi Germany () when it was replaced by the guillotine.