Being charged with an assault or violent crime is a very serious matter. Get expert help as soon as possible by contacting the criminal law specialists at Stacks.
In NSW, assault offences are dealt with under the Crimes Act 1900. The difference between offences can often be quite subtle and the laws are constantly evolving. For example, the recent introduction of alcohol and drug fuelled violence legislation in NSW has increased the minimum sentences for offenders who commit violent crimes when intoxicated.
For this reason it is important to seek legal advice when you are accused of a violent crime.
At Stacks we understand that being charged with a violent crime and being the subject of police procedures can be a very daunting experience. We will take the time to listen to you, explain the law and develop a strategy that best suits your needs. Your interests remain our priority at all times.
Violence offences include:
- Common assault
- Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
- Assault causing death ("one punch" laws)
- Assaulting police
- Assault in self defence
- Grievous bodily harm with intent
- Reckless grievous bodily harm
- Wounding with intent
- Reckless wounding
- Sexual assault
Have a question about criminal law proceedings in relation to an assault or violent crime incident? Speak to the criminal lawyers at Stacks Law Firm.