“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 intent to cause grievous bodily harm offence.
This matter is strictly indictable which means that it can only be finalised in the District 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 intent to cause grievous bodily harm if heard in the District Court is likely to be imprisonment for a period of 5 years.
For first time offenders the likely penalty is imprisonment for a period of 4 ½ years.