SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWYERS BRISBANE
Have you been accused of sexual assault and need urgent help? Our Brisbane sexual assault lawyers are here to help you. Contact us on (07) 3153 6215 to speak to an expert today.
What to do if you have been accused of a sexual assault In Brisbane
If the police contact you regarding an alleged sexual assault, contact a criminal lawyer straight away. You need to know your options and legal rights.
Our Brisbane sexual assault lawyers have the experience to support and guide you from the beginning to the end. We will achieve you the best outcome possible.
What is a sexual assault in Brisbane?
Section 352 of the Criminal Code (Qld) says a sexual assault will be committed if a person unlawfully and indecently assaults a person. It also includes situations where a person procures a person without their consent to commit or witness an act of gross indecency.
What is the sentence for a sexual assault in Brisbane?
The maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment. However, this maximum penalty increases to 14 years imprisonment if the indecent assault or act of gross indecency included bringing into contact any part of the genitalia or the anus of a person with any part of the mouth of a person.
The maximum penalty increases to Life imprisonment if:
- immediately before, during, or immediately after, the offence, the offender is, or pretends to be armed with a dangerous or offensive weapon, or is in company with any other person; or
- If the indecent assault included the person who is assaulted penetrating the defendant’s vagina, vulva or anus to any extent with a thing or a part of the person’s body that is not a penis; or
- If the act of gross indecency involved the complainant penetrating their own vagina, vulva or anus or another person to any extent with a thing or a part of the body of the complainant that is not a penis.
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