ASSAULT OCCASIONING BODILY HARM LAWYERS BRISBANE
If you have been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm (AOBH) and need legal advice, speak to our violent offence lawyers today on (07) 3153 6215.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE ACCUSED OF AOBH?
If you have been accused you of assault occasioning bodily harm, you must get legal advice from an expert. Getting advice from an expert early on will help place you in the best position possible to get the best result. The charge of AOBH raises issues of potential defences. You need a criminal lawyer who can give you guidance on these issues. Our expert assault lawyers are here to help and give you guidance.
What is AOBH?
It is a crime to unlawfully assault someone and cause them bodily harm under section 339 of the Criminal Code (Qld).
An assault includes striking, touching, moving or otherwise applying force of any kind to a person either directly or indirectly without the other person’s consent.
To cause someone bodily harm, the injury must interfere with the health or comfort of the victim. Some identifiable bodily injury (for example a bruise, broken lip, cuts etc.) must be proven. A sensation of pain alone will not be enough.
What is the sentence for AOBH?
The maximum penalty is 7 years imprisonment. However, the maximum penalty increases to 14 years imprisonment if the defendant was or pretended to be armed with any dangerous or offensive weapon or instrument, or was in company with 1 or more other person or persons.
Facing a charge of AOBH? Contact us today, we are here to protect your future!
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