Arrested and Charged with an Assault Offence in Victoria?
We have put together a brief overview of Criminal Assault Offences and associated Victorian Law. For more information on this matter you can visit www.liv.com.au or you call us for advice at any time, our phone line is open 24 hours a day.
Types of Criminal Assault Charges
- Assault and Aggravated Assault
- Stalking and Kidnapping
- Intentionally, Recklessly or Negligently Endangering Life
- Intentionally, Recklessly or Negligently causing Injury
- Threatening Injury and Extortion
- Resisting Arrest and Rioting
Criminal Assault – Court & Penalties
» Criminal Assault Cases are heard in the Magistrates Court or if they are of a more serious nature, the County Court.
» Depending on the seriousness of the charge the penalties can range from a Small Fine to Criminal Convictions and Jail Sentences.
» Our Criminal Defence Solicitors are experienced in defending a range of Assault Charges in both the Magistrates Court and the County Court.
You Might Want to Know.......
Assault charges can be either a) a Summary Offence or b) an Indictable Offence.
Summary Offences are considered not as serious as indictable offences, and are heard in the local Magistrates Court.
If you are charged with, and are convicted of, serious assault it is very likely that you will receive a Criminal Record. Many Common Assault Cases can also result in the defendant having a criminal record.