Criminal Offences

The table below lists just some of the more common criminal offences prosecuted in the Local and District Courts. There are of course many other offences which we can advise you on.

It is important to note that the penalties relevant to each offence are maximum penalties only.

The penalties for each offence range from a no-conviction to full-time imprisonment. The penalty is determined by a number of factors. There are also defences available to some offences.

These penalties are a guide only and may not apply to you. Contact us today to discuss the possible penalties and defences available to your case.

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Common Assault 2 years imprisonment
Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm 5 years imprisonment
Reckless Wounding 7 years imprisonment
Inflict Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent 25 years imprisonment
Assault Causing Death 20 years imprisonment
Intentionally Choke, Suffocate or Strangle 5 years imprisonment
Sexual Assault 14 years imprisonment
Sexual Touching 5 years imprisonment
Stalk/Intimidate 5 years imprisonment
Assault and other actions against police officers 12 years imprisonment
Affray 5 years imprisonment
Armed with Intent 7 years imprisonment
Robbery 14 years imprisonment
Break & Enter 14 years imprisonment
Larceny 5 years imprisonment
Destroy/Damage Property 5 years imprisonment
Obtain Benefit by Deception 10 years imprisonment
Possess or Supply Prohibited Drug Depends on the drug
Fail to comply with reporting obligations 5 years imprisonment

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