Assault

Assault, Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, Grievous Bodily Harm - We are highly experienced in defending Assault, Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, Grievous Bodily Harm offences. The most common defences available under WA law, an assault is basically defined as striking, moving or apply force to a person, either directly or indirectly, without their consent, or threatening or attempting to apply force to a person without their consent.

The term bodily harm means any bodily injury which interferes with health or comfort. The term is broad enough to include relatively minor injury such as a black eye or bruising received in a fist fight.

The term grievous bodily harm means any bodily injury of such a nature as to endanger, or be likely to endanger life, or to cause, or be likely to cause, permanent injury to health. The severity of the injury is assessed as the time that the injury was received and without regard to the results of medical treatment.

The defences most commonly available in assault cases are self-defence, provocation and accident. See the defences section of our website to learn more.

If you have been charged with an Assault, Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, Grievous Bodily Harm offence click the ‘contact us’ tab to book a free initial consultation. We provide straightforward and dependable legal advice, forceful representation and our fees are highly competitive.

Wounding – Put simply, the offence of Wounding involves the breaking or penetrating of skin. Wounding offences most commonly involve cutting injuries inflicted with a sharp object such as a knife or broken beer bottle. A superficial scratch is not sufficient, the injury must penetrate the skin through to the underlayer. The offence of wounding carries a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment. If the charge is dealt with in the Magistrates Court, the maximum penalty is 2 years imprisonment and a fine of $24,000. Where the wounding is a ‘glassing’ the courts usually impose imprisonment.

The most commonly available defences to charges of wounding are self-defence, unwilled act and accident.

If you have been charged with Wounding click the ‘contact us’ tab to book a free initial consultation. We provide straightforward and dependable legal advice, forceful representation and our fees are highly competitive.

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