“I just wanted to thank you for all your patience and help and a fantastic outcome. I now have no criminal record”.- Jennifer - Common Assault Charge
The police must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
They will also need to prove that you were the person who committed the common assault offence.
This matter is a Table 2 offence which means that the DPP can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court. If no election is made it will be dealt with in the Local Court.
The court can impose any of the following penalties:
Based on statistics from the Judicial Commission of New South Wales we believe that the penalty in a case that is within the mid- range of seriousness for the offence of common assault, if heard in the Local Court, is likely to be a good behaviour bond under section 9 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act for a period of 12 months.