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Assault / Violence

Common Assault

Common assault is one of the most commonly prosecuted offences in the Local Court, with a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment. Read More

    Assault Police Officer

    The assault of police officers is a serious offence, primarily because of the vulnerable position police are placed in but and also because of the need for general deterrence. Read More


      Committed when a person uses or threatens unlawful violence towards another that would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his or her personal safety. Read More

        Contravene/Breach Apprehended Violence Order

        The breach of an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a serious offence and carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment. There are a number of important factors to consider when assessing the seriousness of the breach. Read More

          Recklessly Cause Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding

          Recklessly causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) typically involves the infliction of serious injuries on a victim. As a consequence, it is treated seriously by the courts and this is reflected in the maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. Read More