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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

Common Assault Cases Handled by Invictus Legal: Expert Assault Charges Defence

Common Assault, as defined under Section 61 of the Crimes Act 1900, encompasses acts that cause another person to fear immediate and unlawful violence. It doesn't necessarily involve physical contact but can include any act that puts someone in apprehension of imminent harm. Invictus Legal provides expert defence in such cases, offering clients comprehensive legal support, from analysing the specifics of the charge to representing them in court. Our team is well-versed in the nuances of criminal law, ensuring the best possible defence for those accused of common assault.

In need of expertise in Common Assault cases? Call Invictus Legal at 0410 600 230 for equitable legal solutions.

Offences of Common Assault

Common assault can manifest in various forms, each carrying its legal implications. At Invictus Legal, we recognise the complexity of these charges and are prepared to provide expert guidance on each.

  • Threatening Behaviour: Involves actions or words that make someone fear for their safety. Even without physical contact, a threat can constitute a common assault.

  • Physical Attack without Injury: This includes any form of unwanted or aggressive physical contact that does not result in bodily harm.

  • Domestic Violence: Common assault in a domestic setting often involves intimidation or physical force within personal relationships.

Penalties for Common Assault


The consequences of a common assault conviction can be severe and far-reaching. It carries a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment, highlighting the gravity of the charge. At Invictus Legal, we emphasise the importance of understanding these penalties:

  • Imprisonment: Up to two years, reflecting the seriousness of the offence.

  • Fines and Community Service: Depending on the case specifics, fines or community service may be imposed.

  • Criminal Record: A conviction leads to a criminal record, impacting future employment and travel opportunities.

Possible Defences for Common Assault


In defending against common assault charges, several strategies can be employed. Invictus Legal specialises in tailoring defences to the specifics of each case.

  • Self-defence: Arguing that the actions were necessary to protect oneself or another.

  • Accidental Actions: Demonstrating that the incident was accidental and lacked criminal intent.

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

  • Consent: In some cases, consent can be a viable defence, depending on the context of the incident.

Why Choose Invictus Legal

Selecting the right legal representation is crucial in common assault cases. Here's why Invictus Legal stands out:

  • Expert Knowledge: Our team possesses extensive knowledge of criminal law, ensuring adept handling of your case.

  • Personalised Approach: We provide tailored strategies, considering each client's unique situation.

  • Strong Advocacy: Our robust defence in court maximises the chances of a favourable outcome.

  • Comprehensive Support: From legal advice to emotional support, we're with you every step of the way.

  • Proven Track Record: Our history of successful case resolutions speaks to our commitment and expertise.

Invictus Legal integrates these strengths with a deep understanding of the law, ensuring clients facing common assault charges receive the best possible defence.




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