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The judiciary always treat any criminal offence relating to violence very seriously and subsequently it is important to engage a criminal lawyer with experience handling assault related cases. It is also important to keep in mind, there are a large number of factors that potentially could lessen or mitigate one’s actions and in some cases remove any criminal culpability at all. If you have been charged with offences relating to assault then we can assist. We have offices in Ringwood, Dandenong, Frankston, Moorabbin and the Melbourne CBD. Getting a specialist criminal lawyer to assist in relation to assault charges cannot be overstated. The matters can often be complex with multiple parties being charged and in many instances police find it very difficult to prove matters in relation to individual defendants.
The Potential Charges:
Often the police will lay a variety of charges ranging from unlawful assault, recklessly causing injury and serious injury, intentionally causing injury and serious injury, conduct endangering person and conduct endangering life, affray, riot, negligently causing serious injury just to name a few. In most cases you will only plead guilty to one or two of these charges and in some cases none at all.
Seek Legal Advice:
It is imperative that you seek legal advice before attempting to resolve any matter involving an assault. There are many factors that come into play when determining how best to resolve a matter such as whether weapons were involved, the frequency and duration of the assault/s, the type of victim/s, nature and extent of the injuries, the location of the assault/s, whether there was provocation and the complicity of the victim.
Applying your factual circumstance and addressing the above considerations is crucial in achieving the correct outcome. This is why you must consult an experienced criminal lawyer who deals with these matters on a day-in, day-out basis. If you have been charged or are facing a police interview, call our office today to make an appointment to see one of our lawyers.