Sexual & Common Assault Offences

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Common assault offences dealt with by our senior criminal lawyers. Outstanding results, penalty reduction and defences.

NSW Assault Sentencing Stats 2016 - 2021*

Acts intended to cause injury Assault – non DV

We Stand By You All The Way

  • We stand with you all the way and explain our strategy clearly and simply. We provide some information below. Generally on the charge but most importantly, we have information on what the courts are likely to do. This will allow you to make an informed choice as to whether to engage a lawyer.

  • However, assault charges are serious offences and the likelihood of a custodial sentence can also be high. Assault is not only the crime of hurting someone without a lawful purpose, but it can be any act which causes another person to fear immediate and unlawful violence.

  • We deal with ADVOs and domestic violence situations in a separate section on our website.

Self Defence

  • Self-defence is outlined in section 418 of the Crimes Act 1900.

  • It is a defence to the charge if the person believes that their actions were necessary to defend either themselves or another person, or to prevent or stop the unlawful deprivation of their liberty or that of another, or to protect property from being taken, destroyed or damaged unlawfully, or to prevent or stop a criminal trespass.

  • The action they take must be a reasonable response in the circumstances as they understand them. If self-defence is raised as a defence to a charge of assault, then it is up to the prosecution to prove that the person was not acting in self-defence by proving that they did not genuinely believe that it was necessary to do what they did, or that what they did was not reasonable in response to the danger as they understood it.

Intoxication Defenses?

The defence of Intoxication does not apply for most types of assault offences. It only applies for offences which are set out in section 428B of the Crimes Act 1900, for example maliciously inflict grievous bodily harm with intent. The court can take into account how intoxicated the person who committed the offence was when deciding whether the police have proved they formed the intention to bring about a specific result. Intoxication is not a defence if the person became intoxicated to help them commit the offence.

Our Senior Criminal Lawyers

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Managing Director

Jaswinder strives to simplify and demystify complex legal
matters, to explain them logically and without “jargon”.
He resolves and commits to the best possible commercial
outcomes for his clients.

Mathew Nott

Mathew Nott

Practice Area Head Criminal Law Division

Mathew handles the tough charge negotiation with police and brings innovate thinking to defending our clients in Court. His record is outstanding. He will stand shoulder to shoulder with you from the beginning to the end of your matter.

Criminal Offences & Charges Assistance

If you are charged with a crime of violence call Goldman lawyers for expert assistance with your legal trouble.

A conviction for a crime of violence can devastate your life, deprive you of your liberty and destroy your reputation.

At all stages, from your arrest to your court appearance, you need to have experienced professionals fighting for you.

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Goldman lawyers has a 24 hour a day crime line. Call: 1300-343-560 to speak to a criminal lawyer.

Your first consultation is free and will help you regain control of your situation. Whether you wish to defend the chare or you are willing to plead guilty and wish to receive the minimum sentence, Goldman lawyers criminal law practice group will be able to help.

  1. Common assault

  2. Assault occasioning actual bodily harm (AOABH)

  3. Stalk or intimidate offences

  4. Sexual assault offences

  5. Other assaults and violence crimes

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Speak directly with one of our senior lawyers for a no stress no obligation discussion on your criminal matter. All discussions are subject to legal professional privilege and confidential whether you finally proceed to use our services or not.

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Our senior lawyers achieve outstanding results and standby you during the process. This is a stressful time for you and the consequences can be with you for the rest of your life.

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*© NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics