ASSAULT & VIOLENCE
Assault & Violence is any behaviour that causes another person any injury to the body that impedes a person’s health or puts them in constant fear of getting injured. It includes any slight injury – pain or bruising.
If you are alleged to have assaulted someone, the court may consider:
- The level of damage suffered by the victim;
- The situation in which the incident occurred;
- Any admissions made at the time of arrest; and
- Parties’ intentions during accident.
Some of the common charges relating to assault & violent behaviour are:
- Assault, including sexual assault, unlawful assault and common assault;
- Causing injury or serious injury;
- Homicide, including manslaughter and murder;
- Aggravated burglary or robbery (theft with violence or the threat of violence); and
- Threats to kill or inflict serious injury.
Penalties for committing assaults or violent behaviour include – community corrections, fines, imprisonment and paying compensation to your victim.
Please make appointment with us so we can discuss your matter in detail. We would be very pleased to provide you with a personalised advice.