COMMON ASSAULT LAWYERS BRISBANE
If you have been accused of a common assault and you need urgent legal advice, contact our team of criminal defence lawyers on (07) 3153 6215.
WHAT IS COMMON ASSAULT?
It is an offence under section 339 of the Criminal Code (Qld) to unlawfully assault a person. 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.
The assault must have been “unlawful”, this means that it was not authorised, justified or excused by the law.
WHAT IF THERE IS NO INJURY?
There does not need to be any physical injury for a common assault.
WHAT IS THE SENTENCE FOR COMMON ASSAULT?
The maximum penalty for the offence of common assault is 3 years imprisonment.
The penalty imposed will depend on a variety of factors, including: –
- The harm caused to the complainant.
- If this is your first offence.
- If you have any criminal history and/or previous convictions for offences of violence.
NO OBLIGATION CASE EVALUATION