Offences relating to Assaults are one of the most commonly charged criminal offences in NSW.
An assault most commonly occurs where there has been unlawful contact between people, such as hitting, kicking or pushing. The level of violence used in the assault can often impact on the penalties a court would consider imposing.
There are different categories of assault depending on whether injuries were caused to the victim. If there were no injuries, then often the police will lay a charge of Common Assault. If minor injuries are sustained, then a person may be charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. An offence of Recklessly causing Grievous Bodily Harm is often prosecuted in cases involving very serious injuries.
The expert criminal defense lawyers at Hennikers have vast experience in representing client’s charged with Assault.
Hennikers has successfully defended countless assault charges by raising an argument of self defense. A person is not criminally liable for an offence of assault, if the action was necessary to defend themselves, or someone else, and the action was a reasonable response to the circumstances perceived by them.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, like assault, but believe you were acting in self defence, you should seek expert criminal law advice from Hennikers.
An assault charge is a serious offence that can have a lasting impact on a person. It can also lead to the court imposing an AVO. Hennikers can help give expert legal advice regarding your options.
Hennikers has appeared at countless sentencing hearings for client’s charged with Assault. In the most serious cases, the court can consider sending an offender to jail. It is important to get the right advice in your criminal case.
We can appear on your behalf at a sentencing hearing to give you the best possible chance at a lenient result.
We advise you of your rights and take the stress out of your court case. We get you ready for court and make sure you are fully prepared. We can help you get expert reports and references to help your case. We explain the Court process and procedures so you understand what is happening.
You don’t have to face criminal charges, like assault, alone. To often lawyers do not listen to their clients and this affects their case. We are here to help you.
Don’t risk your future. Our experienced lawyers can provide you with the help you need to get the best possible result in your criminal case.