Assault Lawyers in Sydney and Parramatta
It seems that every time you switch the TV News on of an evening, there are more and more reports of violent incidents happening on our streets. But it is not just limited to street or gang related violence, there seems to be an alarming increase in Assaults and Violent Offences amongst everyday people that could be potentially living next door.
It is certainly fair to assume that drugs have a major influence on Assaults being more prevalent in unprovoked attacks. The drug “Ice” is now becoming a major problem in society and in a lot of cases, is the main contributing factor for increases in Assaults and Violent Offences in Australia.
What are the different types of assault charges?
Common Assault Charges
Common assault is one of the most frequent charges that criminal defence lawyers represent in todays’ society, and is a serious criminal offence under section 61 of the Crimes Act, 1900. Common assault can be referred to as any unapproved touching that is intentional or reckless and can occur when one person attacks another individual but does.
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Assault Police Charges
Any person who assaults, stalks, harasses or intimidates a Police Officer is guilty of a criminal offence as stated in section 60 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). This act clearly defines many activities which may constitute an assault charge against a Police Officer.
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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm Charges
In accordance to section 59 of the Crimes Act 1900, any person who assaults another individual and occasions actual bodily harm is a criminal offence. To be liable for this charge, the Police will have to prove that an assault has been committed which resulted in an injury. Similar, to common assault, the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm is one of the most frequently prosecuted offences dealt with in the Local Court, however, attracts more significant penalties.
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Recklessly Causing Grievous Bodily Harm Charges
In accordance to Section 35 of the Crimes Act 1900, a person who causes grievous bodily harm to another person and does so in a reckless manner is guilty of a criminal offence. Differing from assault occasioning actual bodily harm, the offence of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm typically results in more serious injuries and potentially permanent damage to another individual.
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Resist or Hinder Police Charges
Aiming to protect citizens and enforce the law, the judiciary system takes any matter against the Police very seriously. In fact, as per section 546 C of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) any person who resists or hinders, or incites any person to assault, resist or hinder a Police officer while in the execution of their duty has committed a criminal offence and therefore should be liable to punishment by the Court.
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Malicious Damage Charges
Under section 195 of the Crimes Act 1900, a person who has maliciously damaged property belonging to another individual is guilty of a criminal offence. In fact, the Crimes Act explicitly states that “A person who intentionally or recklessly destroys or damages property belonging to another, or that person and another, is liable to punishment.
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Serious Assault and Violent Offence Related Charges, can more often-than-not carry gaol time and only a reputable Assault or Violent Offence Lawyer in Sydney and Parramatta, may provide your best chance for a more favourable outcome.
Benjamin Leonardo are Assault Lawyers in Sydney and Parramatta, and are conveniently located near the district courts. They understand the strain Assault Offence cases have on their clients and families alike, and provide sympathetic and non-judgemental advice and support to their clients. Having defended more than 3,800 cases and with a success rate of over 90%, Benjamin Leonardo provide Assault Defence Legal Services in Sydney and Parramatta, and provide their clients with informed legal advice and flexible payment terms. If you have been charged with an Assault Offence, please contact Benjamin Leonardo on (02) 9283 3033, for your first Free Consultation.