Sexual Assault

Call now to speak to a highly experienced and specialist lawyer for your case. Our team of criminal defence lawyers have been defending clients and winning sexual assault matters for decades.

Sexual Assault Criminal Defence Lawyers Sydney NSW

At Powerhouse Law Australia, we understand that it can be very embarrassing, overwhelming and very upsetting when a person is confronted with a sexual assault allegation. This area of law is very complex and has serious ramifications if it is not addressed properly from the beginning.

Call now to speak to a highly experienced and specialist lawyer for your case. Our team of Barristers and Solicitors who are Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law have been defending clients and winning sexual assault matters for decades.

Contact us now on 1800 100 529 if you have been arrested or charged by police with a sexual assault or indecent assault offence. Our team of experts attend cases across New South Wales, including Sydney, Paramatta, Penrith, Blacktown, Burwood, Bankstown and Campbelltown.

We will relieve the stress associated with your case and provide you with professional advice, support, strategies, information, preparation and high quality court representation focused on winning your case. We strongly recommend you DO NOT do an interview with police and to contact us first before attending the police station.

Sexual Assault Cases in NSW

Sexual assault and indecent assault cases in NSW are treated with the utmost care and seriousness, especially when children are involved.

Charges (see below for indecent assault matters): Sexual Assault or Sexual Intercourse without Consent

Section: 61I of the Crimes Act 1900 There is an ‘aggravated’ section to this charge which is more serious, under Section 61J of the Crimes Act 1900.

Brief description: Any person who has sexual intercourse with another person without the consent of the other person (and in circumstances of aggravation) and who knows that the other person does not consent to the sexual intercourse is guilty of this offence.

Maximum penalty: District Court: 14 years Imprisonment (7 years Standard Non-Parole Period). If aggravated, the charge carries 20 years Imprisonment (10 years Standard Non-Parole Period NPP) 

Definition: Sexual intercourse is the penetration of the genitalia of a woman or anus of any person by the body part of a person or by any object manipulated by a person, or introducing a penis into a person’s mouth, or cunnilingus, or continuing sexual intercourse.

Definition (Aggravated): In addition to the above, the aggravation, may include:

  • the offence was committed by more than one person (in company)
  • the victim is less than 16 years of age
  • actual bodily harm was caused to the victim
  • actual bodily harm is threatened with an offensive weapon to the victim or other person
  • the victim is under the offender’s authority
  • the victim has a serious physical disability, or
  • the victim has a cognitive impairment
  • break and enter
  • the victim is deprived of his/her liberty

Examples:

  • Forcing a penis into another person’s mouth
  • Not stopping sexual intercourse when the other person makes it clear that they no longer consent
  • Placing an object into the vagina of a woman without consent

Plead Not Guilty & Defend the Charges

Once you have reviewed your case, your lawyer can formulate strategies to defend you before the case proceeds to the District Court. If the matter is committed to the District Court, you will have a trial by jury. This process is lengthy and requires extensive preparation, research and clever advocacy by your lawyer in court.

We strongly recommend you call us now on 1800 100 529 for a free first consultation to discuss your case. Our lawyers have a high success rate with winning these type of cases and employ the best barristers to advocate your case before the jury.

Our service is tailored to your circumstances to ensure that we attack all aspects of the case and help you win!

Plead Guilty

This option needs to be investigated carefully and proper legal advice needs to be given to you before a decision is made. However, it is available and may have some advantages.

Contact us now on 1800 100 529 to discuss your case with an experienced defence lawyer. Click here to read about of experience criminal defence lawyers.

Indecent Assault

Charges: Indecent Assault Section 61L of the Crimes Act 1900 Indecent Assault (Aggravated) Section 61M of the Crimes Act 1900

Brief description: Any person who assaults another person (in circumstances of aggravation) and, at the time of, or immediately before or after, the assault, commits an act of indecency on or in the presence of the other person is guilty of this offence.

Maximum penalty (Aggravated): Local Court: 2 years Imprisonment or $11,000.00 

District Court: 7 years Imprisonment (5 years standard non-parole period) District Court if victim is less than 16 years old: 10 years Imprisonment (7 years standard non-parole period)

Definition: An assault is the deliberate and unlawful touching of another person. The slightest touch is sufficient to amount to an assault. For an assault to be indecent, it must have a sexual connotation or overtone. Further, the assault must be done without consent of the complainant, and knowing that the complainant did not give consent.

Examples:

  • Touching the anus of a male
  • Touching the breast of a female
  • Grabbing the buttocks of a person

Definition (Aggravated): In addition to the above, this offence includes circumstances of aggravation, such as:

  • the offence was committed in company
  • the victim is less than 16 years of age
  • the victim is under the offender’s authority
  • the victim has a serious physical disability, or
  • the victim has a cognitive impairment

Want to achieve the best results now?

Meet with our Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. Simply fill in the contact form or call us now on 1800 100 529.

During your first consultation, we will listen to what you want, explain your case in detail, advise you on your options and make recommendations on how to best defend the allegations. We will also provide you with an estimate for the professional work that is needed for your case or apply for a grant of Legal Aid.

All first conferences are obligation free.