Assault Lawyers Perth

At Mark Andrews Legal, our team of experienced assault lawyers in Perth represent clients who have been charged with Assault, Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, Indecent Assault, Grievous Bodily Harm or Wounding offences. With over 30 years of experience as assault lawyers, we provide straightforward and dependable legal advice and forceful representation for a highly competitive fee throughout Western Australia.

 

What is Assault, Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, and Grievous Bodily Harm?

Our team of assault lawyers are highly experienced in defending Assault, Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, and Grievous Bodily Harm offences. An assault is defined as striking, moving or applying 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 at the time that the injury was received and without regard to the results of medical treatment.

Common Assault Defences

The defences most commonly available to assault lawyers under WA law are self-defence, provocation and accident. See the defences section of our website here to learn more.

What is the Offence of 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 through to the underlayer of skin.

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.

Common Wounding Defences

The most commonly available defences to charges of wounding are self-defence, unwilled act and accident. View these defences in more detail here.

What is Indecent Assault?

The term Indecent Assault refers to sexual assault offences, or series of acts exclusive of rape committed against another person without consent. At Mark Andrews Legal, our team of indecent assault lawyers are highly experienced in defending those who have been charged with this offence. To find out more about this offence or to seek representation, contact our indecent assault lawyers today.

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If you have been charged with an Assault, Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm, Grievous Bodily Harm, Indecent Assault, or a Wounding offence, please contact us via the enquiry form below to book a free initial consultation with one of our assault lawyers in Perth. Or simply phone us on (08) 9221 2991 today.

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