Have you been charged with Assault in South Australia?

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The offence of assault can vary widely in seriousness and outcome. An assault is an unlawful display of force that creates in the mind of the victim a fear that the force is about to be applied. If that force is actually applied then technically a battery has occurred. In practical terms the aspect of assault and battery are not often separated.

If a person causes harm from an assault then that is a factor that the courts take into account. It does not necessarily have to be physical harm but can include psychological harm.

Assaults may be aggravated if the victim is greater than 60 years old or has a disability. An aggravated assault is also charged if there are two or more offenders involved or if a weapon is used.

If serious harm results from the assault then an accused person can face significant gaol terms. ‘Serious harm’ has a legal definition and at Woods & Co we have often been successful in having charges downgraded when that legal definition cannot be met.

Assaults (often by young drunken males) are very topical in recent times and there has been considerable attention by the courts and the media to highlight and discourage what has been termed the ‘cowards punch’. We have acted for an accused who was charged and convicted of Manslaughter after a one punch incident in Rundle Street. There has been a lot of focus on mandatory sentencing when a death results. We have noticed that the penalties are on the increase for people charged with assault. Not only is it young males in the early hours of the morning, but domestic violence assaults in the privacy of a persons home that are clearly under scrutiny.

If you are accused of an assault it is important to get timely advice about your options from a solicitor who specialises in that area and has both the experience and knowledge to properly deal with your matter. Not only are the penalties on the increase but there are real risks of civil compensation claims for any injury sustained.

Further, Parliament have now introduced choking offences which are dealt with in the Central District Criminal Court. There is a presumption against bail and if convicted there is a real likelihood of actual imprisonment. We are seeing a clear rise in this area presently.

It is important to obtain legal advice at an early stage in order to ensure your defence is properly prepared and all relevant communication is preserved such as text messages, what’s app, emails, messenger and many more.

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If you are facing Assault or Threaten Harm charges contact our team in Adelaide.

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Ralphtiley Tiley
Ralphtiley Tiley
21/03/2024
I hadn't had much experience with lawyers and I found Hugh to be very experienced in my matter.He kept me advised through the whole process and I was very happy with the outcome he obtained.I would recommend them to anyone needing legal help
Mandy Sheer
Mandy Sheer
25/02/2024
I used Hugh on a traffic matter, very stress free, informative and great results! Highly recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
ferruccio cardellini
ferruccio cardellini
08/02/2024
I contacted woods and co lawyers with a matter that I was not convinced could be resolved. After my meeting with Vivian Ngo, I was assured that she would do everything she could to help. Vivian was successful and my matter resolved quickly. I think Woods and Co , especially Vivian Ngo, are worth their weight in gold! Thank you again Ferruccio Cardellini ( Fish )
Chloe Sampson
Chloe Sampson
21/01/2024
Vivian is an amazing lawyer! She was reassuring the whole time and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Highly recommend
priscilla cher
priscilla cher
05/01/2024
Thank you to the wonderful team at Woods and Co for the professionalism, care, time and effort and excellent service delivery. Thank you from our family to yours. With joy and grace, Priscilla & family
David Ndura
David Ndura
17/12/2023
A big thankyou to Vivian Ngo and her team for her professionalism, knowledge & fast response in achieving a fantastic outcome for my case. I would definately recommend Woods &co for legal advise & representation
Adam Matthews
Adam Matthews
18/11/2023
I would like to draw attention to the excellent and professional conduct of Ben chehade at woods and co, he worked tirelessly, and communicated with my partner and I every step of the process, After hours included to put together a genuine supporting argument to secure me a favourable result on a criminal matter, I will make it clear that breaking the law will always draw a penalty I know this first hand, And all people make mistakes, I'm not proud of it. But with a energetic, confident lawyer like Ben on your side he will secure you a fantastic and fair result !!!!! To Ben I say thankyou!!!
Hayder Al Hamdany
Hayder Al Hamdany
25/10/2023
They are reliable, honest and operate with integrity. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for some great legal advocacy and support. Ben always takes the time to answer any questions I may have, and provides me with all the options available. As a new with a legal matter, it can be difficult to find a suitable lawyer. I was lucky to be connected to Ben. On another note, their charges were also very reasonable to the services they provided.