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Affray Legal Defense Strategies by Invictus Legal: Navigating Skirmishes and Altercations


As per Section 93C of the CRIMES ACT 1900, affray is considered a grave offence under criminal law. It involves the use of violence by one or more individuals in a way that would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for their safety. Invictus Legal stands at the forefront of addressing these complex cases. Our experienced team specialises in providing robust legal defence and guidance, ensuring that the rights and interests of our clients are vigorously defended in affray cases.

For adept handling of Affray cases, turn to Invictus Legal. Call 0410 600 230 for proficient legal advice.

Offences of Affray


Understanding the nuances of affray offences is critical. Below is a list of typical offences that fall under the category of affray:

  • Public Violence: This involves engaging in violent behaviour in a public space, causing fear and alarm to others.

  • Group Brawls: Participation in group altercations, regardless of the initiator, falls under affray.

  • Threatening Violence: Even if physical violence is not enacted, the mere threat or display of violence can be considered affray.

Each of these offences carries significant legal implications and requires a nuanced understanding of the law.

Penalties for Affray


The penalties for affray vary based on the severity and circumstances of the incident. Invictus Legal expertly navigates these complexities. Some common penalties include:

  • Imprisonment: Ranging from short-term to several years, depending on the offence's gravity.

  • Fines: Monetary penalties may be imposed as a punitive measure.

  • Community Service: In some cases, community service may be ordered as part of the penalty.

  • Behavioural Bonds: This involves a legal agreement to adhere to certain behaviours for a set period.

Understanding the range of penalties is vital in formulating an effective defence strategy.

Possible Defences for Affray Offence


Invictus Legal approaches each affray case with a tailored defence strategy. Key potential defences include:

  • Self-defence: Arguing that the actions were necessary for self-protection.

  • Defence of Others: Actions were taken to protect another individual.

  • Duress: The affray was committed under coercion or threats.

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that there was no intention to cause fear or harm.

Each defence is carefully crafted to align with the specifics of the case, leveraging our legal expertise to protect our client's rights.

Why Choose Invictus Legal

Choosing the right legal representation is crucial. Here's why Invictus Legal stands out:

  • Expertise in Affray Cases: Our team has extensive experience and a deep understanding of the nuances in affray law.

  • Personalized Legal Strategy: We tailor our approach to suit the specifics of each case, ensuring the best possible defence.

  • Commitment to Clients: At Invictus Legal, we prioritise our clients' needs and work tirelessly to defend their rights.

  • Proven Track Record: Our history of successful case outcomes speaks to our capability and dedication.

  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From initial consultation to courtroom representation, we provide end-to-end legal services.

In choosing Invictus Legal, clients gain a powerful ally in navigating the complexities of affray charges, ensuring their case is handled with the utmost skill and attention.




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