There are a few different types of assault:
In New South Wales, common assault is considered the least serious assault. Its maximum penalty is 2 years imprisonment. There are a number of penalties available to the court besides a full time gaol imprisonment when considering penalty. The difference with common assault and other assaults is that the injury generally is not too serious.
Examples of common assault can be:
You should consider whether there are any available defences available to you when charged with this offence, such as:
The ramifications of an assault conviction can be serious. Call us today for a free appraisal of your case.