Violent Disorder

Violent disorder is when 3 or more people present together use or threaten unlawful violence causing a reasonable person to fear for his or her personal safety.

In order to be found guilty of violent disorder, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt:

  • That you were present with 2 or more other persons; and
  • That you used or threatened to use unlawful violence; and
  • The conduct of those present including yourself when taken together was such that it would have caused a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his or her personal safety.


  • Duress;
  • Necessity; and
  • Self Defence


Upon conviction in the Local Court, the maximum penalty is 6 months imprisonment and/or a fine of $1,100.

If you are charged with this violent disorder, contact Benjamin & Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers to arrange a FREE conference.