At Powerhouse Law Australia, we appreciate that it can be very uncomfortable, awkward and devastating when someone is met with an assault allegation. This area of law is multifaceted and has grave consequences if it is not handled properly from start to finish. Regardless of your case, our assault lawyers are committed to helping you achieve the best possible court result.
OUR LAWYERS CAN HELP YOU DEAL WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF ASSAULT
The following is a non-exhaustive list of assault charges.
Common Assault: Assault without resulting in bodily harm. Maximum penalty of 2 years’ imprisonment.
Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm: Assault resulting in bodily harm. Maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.
Reckless Wounding: Assault with no intention to cause an injury serious enough to amount to Grievous Bodily Harm. Maximum penalty of 7 years’ imprisonment. If the offence is carried out in company with another, the maximum penalty is 10 years’ imprisonment. Individuals are charged when a person wounds another person causing actual bodily harm but does not cause an injury amounting to Grievous Bodily Harm.
Reckless Grievous Bodily Harm: Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) is a term for extremely severe injuries, including permanent or acute disfigurement. This charge is for assault without the intent to cause GBH. Carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment. If the offence is carried out in company with another, the maximum penalty is 14 years’ imprisonment. Individuals are charged when a person causes injury to another person causing Grievous Bodily Harm.
Wounding with Intent: Wounding implies doing something to hurt someone causing a break in the upper and lower lawyers of the skin. This includes a deep cut, gash or any injury wherein the skin is broken, provided there is proven intent to cause an injury serious enough to amount to Grievous Bodily Harm. The maximum penalty is 25 years’ imprisonment.
Intent to Cause Grievous Bodily Harm: This charge pertains assault with the intent to cause and actually cause extremely severe injuries. The maximum penalty is 25 years’ imprisonment. 94% of cases are sentenced to prison and the most lenient sentence is usually a suspended prison sentence. The most common term of imprisonment is 6 years.
OUR ASSAULT LAWYERS AIM TO ACHIEVE THE BEST OUTCOME FOR YOU
Our assault lawyers service Sydney, Parramatta, Blacktown and surrounding NSW suburbs and have your best interest at heart, no matter how big or small (traffic offences such as DUI) your case is. Contact call Powerhouse Law on 1800 100 529 today for professional advice.