Timpano Legal has a proven track record in defending high profile clients charged with assault, assault occasioning bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and doing unlawful acts with intent to harm.
Charges of this nature arise out of a multiplicity of circumstances and each must be analysed and assessed on its merits. Often independent forms of evidence (such as CCTV) need to be obtained.
Depending on the nature of the charge, assault matters can be dealt with in the Magistrates Court. The more serious charges involving significant injuries will be dealt with in the District Court. Given the wide variety of circumstances surrounding assault charges and the variety of injuries that can be sustained as a result, there is also a wide range of penalties that can be imposed for assault charges ranging from a fine to a term of imprisonment.
There are a number of defences open to people charged with assault.For example, if you are acting in self-defence then you may have an excuse for committing an assault. Another defence that may be open is provocation.
If the assault is in the context of domestic violence and the charge can be dealt with in the Magistrates Court, the matter can be referred to the Family Violence Court which focuses on better outcomes for families and provide programs to address violence behaviour.
Timpano Legal are criminal lawyers in Perth with experience in assisting clients with these types of charges. If you would like to speak to our team, please contact us today.