Affray charges for consensual fight: Police v RL

Affray or one-on-one consensual fight

RL was involved in an incident which resulted in her being charged with Affray, an offence which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years. RL pleaded not guilty on the basis that she was involved in a one-on-one consensual fight.

Prosecution fails to prove an Affray at law

It was argued that the prosecution had failed to prove an Affray at law. It was argued that, in the circumstances of a contained, one-on-one fight consensual fight, it could not be established beyond reasonable doubt that a reasonable bystander would fear for his or her own safety.

The magistrate dismissed the charge.

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