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Assault & Violent Offences

What is classed as an Assault or Violent Offence?

There are many types of offences under this category in Queensland. Below is a generalised list of these offences:

  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Torture
  • Wounding
  • Common Assault
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Serious Assault
  • Negligent Acts Causing Harm
  • Stalking
  • Murder (including attempted murder)
  • Manslaughter

What Are the Possible Consequences?

These are the possible maximum imprisonment times:

Charge Possible Consequence
Common Assault 3 years imprisonment (maximum)
Assault Causing Bodily Harm 7-10 years imprisonment (maximum)
Serious Assault 7-14 years imprisonment (maximum)
Grievous Bodily Harm 14 years imprisonment (maximum)
Wounding 7 years imprisonment (maximum)
Stalking 5 years imprisonment (maximum)
Murder (including attempted Murder) Life of imprisonment (maximum)
Manslaughter Life of imprisonment (maximum)

What Do I Do If I Have Been Charged with an Assault or Violent Offence?

Criminal matters are complex in nature and usually time sensitive, missing a deadline or Court date can have serious ramifications.

If you or someone you know has been charged with an Assault or Violent Offence, the consequences can be serious and ongoing. Seeking legal advice about your situation will help guide you through the process, and ensure you understand what is happening and what your options are to obtain the best result possible.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Having a lawyer who has experience in criminal matters ensures all processes are followed correctly and within the period prescribed.

We provide you with legal advice throughout your matter ensuring you understand each step of the process. Our team will prepare you for your Court appearances and do everything in our power to achieve the best possible outcome.

What Can PD Law Help With?

  • Provide expert legal advice
  • Liaising with Counsel and other relevant parties
  • Preparing Brief of Evidence
  • Comprehensive preparation for sentence including researching comparative cases
  • Preparing & representing you in Court

If you or someone you know needs assistance with a criminal matter, contact our team today.

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