Assault offences include charges such as common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm or grievous bodily harm and AVO related charges such as breach of AVO. Other common charges include assault on police and reckless wounding or grievous bodily harm. Many people may be unaware that a charge of common assault can arise from an act which intentionally or recklessly causes an apprehension of fear of immediate violence, without any actual physical contact occurring.
The penalties for these assault-related offences in NSW can be very harsh, and, if found guilty, can involve prolonged periods of detention. However there are various defences available to these types of charges, such as self - defence. First time offenders may receive less severe penalties such as a good behaviour bond or suspended sentence.
If you have been charged with a assault offence, we recommend that
you seek the advice of an expert criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
There are various defences available that you may be able to utilise to
fight your charge. Blair Criminal Lawyers have a wealth of experience in defending assault charges,
and can recommend the best course of action for your circumstances. We
have a proven track record of successfully achieving reduced sentences
and section 10 dismissal of charges.
We also recommend that, before seeking legal advice, you: