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Assault and Violence Offences

Affray

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

    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


      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

        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