DPP v RO

Key Words: Common Assault; section 61 Crimes Act 1900; section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999; Good Behaviour Bond

Facts:

RO was charged with two counts of common assault after attempting to break up a loud and potentially violent argument that was occurring outside his house. Two people had repeatedly threatened him and attempted to punch him before he interacted physically.

Outcome:

O’Brien Solicitors helped RO to avoid a recorded conviction. He was found guilty of the two charges of common assault, but an order was made under section 10 (1) (b) for immediate discharge on the condition that he enter a 12 month good behaviour bond.