January 8, 2018

Serious Assault Offences Case Studies

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm

Police v HXJ

Dispute at family gathering – Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – Section 59 Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) – Affray – Section 93C Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)

DPP v CYL

Key Words: Wounding in company, reckless as to causing actual bodily harm, Section 35(3)(b) Crimes Act 1900 – plea of guilty – suspended sentence

Police v JXP

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Section 59(1) Crimes Act 1900 – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – arguable self-defence – child victim – plea negotiations – no conviction result – good behaviour bond, Section 10(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 

Police v NJ

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – self defence – verdict of not guilty

Police v KA

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – use of glass bottle during assault – plea of guilty

Police v BD

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – armed with intent – common assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – pleas of not guilty

Police v FH

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – breach AVO – section 14 Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007  security officer – pleas of not guilty – charges dismissed – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act

Police v SB

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – common assault – section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of guilty – provocation –  no conviction recorded – charges dismissed – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act

Police v TS

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – Kidnapping –  section 86 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty – finding of not guilty

Police v WJP

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – steal from the person – section 94 Crimes Act 1900 – plea of not guilty – charge dismissed

Police v FF

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm – common assault – plea of guilty – section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 – 18 month good behaviour bond

Assault causing grievous bodily harm

Police v RXC

Cause grievous bodily harm with intent, Section 33(1)(b) Crimes Act 1900 – Special circumstances – transgender – imprisonment

Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

DPP v MFA

Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, Section 33(1)(a) Crimes Act 1900  – reckless wounding, Section 35(4) Crimes Act 1900 ­– jury trial – self-defence

Reckless Wounding

Police v AVG

Reckless wounding in company, Section 35(3) Crimes Act 1900 – affray, Section 93C(1) Crimes Act 1900 – common assault, Section 61 Crimes Act 1900 – joint criminal enterprise – mere coincidence of common actions – conditional discharge and good behaviour bond, Section 10(1)(b) Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999