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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm: Expert Legal Defense by Invictus Legal


Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm as defined under section 59 of the Crimes Act 1900, refers to an assault that results in physical injury to another person. This legal issue is complex, requiring a deep understanding of criminal law and its nuances. At Invictus Legal, we specialise in providing robust defence strategies for individuals accused of this serious offence. Our legal expertise is grounded in a thorough comprehension of the law and a commitment to safeguarding the rights of our clients.

Seeking professional help with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm cases? Contact Invictus Legal at 0410 600 230 for balanced legal representation.

Offences of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm


When discussing offences under this category, it is crucial to understand the various forms it can take. Here are some common offences and their brief explanations:

  • Intentional Assault: Deliberately causing physical harm to another individual.

  • Reckless Assault: Inflicting injury without specific intent but with a disregard for safety.

  • Domestic Assault: Assaults occurring in a domestic setting, often involving family members or partners.

Each of these offences carries its legal implications and requires a nuanced approach in defence.

Penalties for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm


The penalties for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm can be severe, reflecting the seriousness of the offence. Some of the possible penalties include:

  • Imprisonment: Lengthy jail terms depending on the severity of the injury and circumstances.

  • Fines: Monetary penalties as a punitive measure.

  • Community Service: Mandatory service in the community as part of the sentence.

  • Probation: A period of supervision by legal authorities instead of or following imprisonment.

These penalties highlight the necessity of a robust legal defence in such cases.

Possible Defences for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

Several defences can be employed in cases of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. Here are a few:

  • Self-defence: Arguing that the act was in defence of oneself or others.

  • Duress: Proving that the act was committed under threat or coercion.

  • Accidental Harm: Demonstrating that the injury was accidental and not intentional.

  • Lack of Evidence: Highlighting insufficient evidence to support the charges.

Invictus Legal meticulously examines each case to determine the most appropriate defence strategy, ensuring our clients receive a fair trial.

Why Choose Invictus Legal


Selecting the right legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Here are some reasons why Invictus Legal stands out:

  • Expertise in Criminal Law: Our team's specialisation in criminal law ensures knowledgeable and confident representation.

  • Personalised Approach: We tailor our defence strategies to the unique aspects of each case.

  • Commitment to Clients: Our dedication to our clients' rights and best interests is unwavering.

  • Proven Track Record: Our history of successful case outcomes speaks to our legal acumen.

  • Comprehensive Support: From legal advice to emotional support, we stand by our clients throughout the legal process.

​With Invictus Legal, you're not just hiring a lawyer; you're securing a partner committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring the best possible outcome in your case.


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