Affray and common assault charges: Police v NK

Facts:

assault battery bodily harm punchNK and his friends were playing the pokies. NK’s friend had a minor verbal disagreement with the victim.

NK, unprovoked, punched the victim in the head, causing him to lose consciousness. Subsequently, he fled the scene, but police located him outside a kebab shop. NK ran when police tried to speak with him.

After a short pursuit, police caught up with him. NK was violent when police attempted to handcuff him.

Outcome:

The charge of affray against NK was withdrawn during argument.

Consequently, NK received a 2-year good behaviour bond and a $1000 fine for the charge of common assault. He received an 8-month suspended sentence and another $1000 fine for the charge of resisting an officer in the execution of their duty.

If you’re facing assault charges, contact our assault lawyers right now. We can help you get the best possible result in court, even getting the prosecution to withdraw or downgrade the charges.

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