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Defences to Assault

Defences to Assault: Invictus Legal's Expertise in Self-defence Law


Assault charges can be complex and daunting, but understanding your rights and potential defences is crucial. Invictus Legal provides expert guidance in navigating the intricacies of assault cases. Our seasoned legal team is well-versed in various defences to assault, ensuring your rights are protected while striving for the best possible outcome. With Invictus Legal, you're not just hiring a lawyer; you're gaining a dedicated advocate who understands the nuances of assault law and is committed to your defence.

Looking for expertise in defence to assault cases? Call Invictus Legal at 0410 600 230 for trustworthy and balanced legal services.

Types of Assault

Assault is not a one-size-fits-all offence. It encompasses various forms, each with unique legal implications. Invictus Legal is experienced in handling all types of assault cases, including:

  • Simple Assault: This involves minor physical confrontations. It's often seen as the least severe form of assault.

  • Aggravated Assault: This is a more serious form, involving weapons or intent to cause serious harm.

  • Sexual Assault: Involves non-consensual sexual contact and requires sensitive and expert handling.

  • Domestic Assault: Assault within a domestic setting, often involving family members or intimate partners.

Penalties for Assault


The consequences of an assault conviction can vary greatly, depending on the severity and circumstances of the offence. Invictus Legal expertly navigates these complexities, advocating for fair and just outcomes. Penalties can include:

  • Community Service or Fines: For lesser offences, often accompanied by mandatory counselling.

  • Probation: Involving specific conditions and regular check-ins with a probation officer.

  • Incarceration: Varies from short-term detention for minor offences to long-term imprisonment for more severe cases.

Common Defences for Affray Offence


In cases of affray, certain defences can be pivotal. Invictus Legal specialises in utilising these defences effectively:

  • Self-defence: Arguing that the actions were necessary to protect oneself from harm.

  • Lawful Chastisement (Correcting A Child): Used in specific scenarios where reasonable physical discipline is applied.

  • Intoxication: While not always a complete defence, it can be significant in understanding the context of the assault.


Why Choose Invictus Legal

Choosing the right legal representation can make all the difference in your assault case. With Invictus Legal, you receive:

  • Expertise in Assault Law: Deep understanding of assault law and defences, ensuring the best approach to your case.

  • Personalised Defence Strategy: Tailored defence plans that address the unique aspects of your situation.

  • Compassionate and Confidential Service: We handle sensitive cases with the utmost respect and privacy.

  • Aggressive Advocacy: We fight tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome.

  • Proven Track Record: A history of successful case resolutions, reflecting our commitment and expertise.

By integrating key secondary keywords such as self-defence, consent, and defence of property into our strategies, Invictus Legal stands as a formidable ally in your defence against assault charges.




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