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Assault Police

Assault Police: Invictus Legal's Comprehensive Guide on Legal Consequences and Defence Strategies

Assaulting a police officer, as outlined in Section 60 of the Crimes Act 1900, is a serious offence with significant legal ramifications. This act categorises any form of physical harm or intimidation towards a law enforcement officer as a punishable crime. Invictus Legal specialises in navigating these complex legal waters. Our team of experienced lawyers provides tailored defence strategies, ensuring your rights are protected while addressing the specificities of your case. We understand the nuances of police assault charges and are dedicated to offering the best legal support and guidance.

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Offences of Assault Police and Their Penalties


The legal landscape surrounding Assault Police offences is vast and varied. The penalties range based on the severity of the offence:

  • Hinder or Resist Police: This offence can lead to 12 months imprisonment, 20 penalty units, or both.

  • Assault without Actual Bodily Harm: Engaging in acts like stalking, throwing a missile, harassment, or intimidation without causing bodily harm can result in 5 years imprisonment. This escalates to 7 years if it occurs during a public disorder.

  • Assault with Actual Bodily Harm: This attracts a penalty of 7 years imprisonment, increasing to 9 years if committed during public disorder.

  • Reckless Wounding or Grievous Bodily Harm: These offences carry imprisonment of 12 years if reckless as to causing actual bodily harm, and 14 years if reckless as to causing grievous bodily harm.

Invictus Legal approaches each case with a thorough understanding of these penalties, ensuring our clients are well informed and adequately represented.

Possible Defences for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm


In cases of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, several defences can be employed:

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

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

  • Necessity: Demonstrating the act was necessary to prevent greater harm.

  • Consent: Showing that the victim consented to the act.

  • Mistaken Identity: Asserting that the accused was wrongly identified.

  • Accidental Action: Proving the act was accidental and not intentional.

Invictus Legal's expertise lies in effectively employing these defences, ensuring a fair trial and the best possible outcome for our clients.

Why Choose Invictus Legal

Selecting Invictus Legal means choosing a defender who is not only well-versed in police assault cases but also deeply committed to client welfare. Our benefits include:

  • Expert Knowledge: Our team's profound understanding of the legal system and Assault Police charges ensures top-notch representation.

  • Tailored Strategies: We develop defence strategies customised to each case's specific details.

  • Client-Centred Approach: Our focus is always on protecting the rights and interests of our clients.

  • Comprehensive Support: From initial consultation to final verdict, we provide continuous support and guidance.

  • Proven Track Record: Our history of successful cases in this domain speaks volumes of our expertise and commitment.

By choosing Invictus Legal, you ensure that your case is handled with the utmost professionalism and dedication, providing you with the best chance of a favourable outcome.


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