Defence for assault offences in Adelaide

Our experienced lawyers can help you with – Murder, Assault, OR Robbery

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If you are suspected of having committed or been charged with an assault then it is important that you seek our expert legal advice immediately. Woods & Co Lawyers’ main goal is to protect your rights. 

Our team of criminal lawyers based in the Adelaide CBD will give you timely & expert advice to ensure the best result is achieved. Timely advice can determine if the charge is downgraded or dismissed.

An assault is just one charge you may face in a larger category of charges under Part 3 of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 ‘Offences against the Person’. The charges in this category vary from a ‘Basic Assault’ to ‘Causing Serious Harm with Intent’ or even ‘Murder’.

There are 3 ways in which assault can be committed:

  1. Any intentional and unwanted physical contact applied to another person.
  2. By a threat to assault where the victim reasonably believes that the person can carry out the threat or there is a real possibility that they will.
  3. By accosting or impeding the victim in a threatening manner.

The maximum penalties for an assault vary on a number of important factors including whether harm was caused, or if the offence was aggravated.

The law allows an aggravated offence to be charged in circumstances specified in s5AA of the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

Commonly this is where the alleged victim is a police officer, domestic partner, or was an offensive weapon if used.

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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.
Sarah Budarick
Sarah Budarick
29/08/2023
I seriously have so much respect for woods and co especially Ben who has represented me. They are affordable, professional and aim for the best out come possible. The reception staff are also amazing.
tom warley
tom warley
09/08/2023
I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Woods & Co. Hugh has helped me out on more than one occasion and kept my mind at ease whilst ensuring a positive outcome each time. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone.
Janice Collins
Janice Collins
16/06/2023
I would highly recommend Woods & Co Lawyers to others. A special thanks to Hugh for getting a good result quickly. To the ladies at the desk thank you for your wonderful support. Much appreciated 🙂
Lina Abete
Lina Abete
20/05/2023
Excellent professional service
Qamar Zaman
Qamar Zaman
02/05/2023
I highly recommend Woods&Co Lawyers. I got into big trouble for the first time and of course was scared out of my mind. MICHAEL WOODS AND HUGH WOODS and the rest of the team eased my mind about the whole process. Definitely great customer service and professionalism. I am also very happy with the deal I got. If I ever (which I hope I don’t) get into any other trouble, WOODS&CO Lawyers is the one I will call on. Thank you so much for everything!
Mori Shakouri
Mori Shakouri
09/03/2023
Really nice and gentlemen, professional and friendly, highly recommended

If you have any questions about our defence for assault offences in Adelaide give our team a call!