What are Assaults Personal Violence?

Offences against the person – known as Assaults Personal Violence – can vary in degree of seriousness from common assault to murder. The courts consider closely the extent of any injury, the degree of violence and the intent.

Nobody wants a criminal record for violence. Being convicted of assault can ruin your reputation and damage your chances of holding a good job. Prison sentences can be lengthy for serious assaults.

You can fight the charge and you should if you are not guilty. However, you may want to plead guilty and try for a no-conviction or reduced sentence. We can expertly lead you down the correct path after we chat and examine the evidence.

Call our criminal defence team for a no-fee first appointment to learn more about your rights and legal options.

Assault Causing Grievous Bodily Harm Or Wounding

Grievous bodily harm is the infliction of any serious or permanent injury which will cause the victim ongoing problems.

Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (AOABH)

The charge means somebody has been hurt as the result of an assault and that the injury will not heal quickly.

Common Assault

Common Assault is an offence under Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and/or a fine of $5,500.

Stalk Or Intimidate Offences

Under section 13 of the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW), it is an offence to stalk or intimidate another person with the intention of causing the other person to fear physical or mental harm.

Other Personal Violence Offences

If you are charged with any of the Other Personal Violence Offences revealed by Learn More below, contact Nott and Co Criminal Lawyers for expert advice 24/7.

Assualts Personal Violence