Articles matching Assault & Battery


Everything You Need To Know About Assault

Filed under: Assault & Battery, Criminal Law

Assault is classed as an offence against the person and ranges from common assault, assault causing bodily harm, assault with intent, serious assault,...

How is boxing legal in Australia?

Filed under: Assault & Battery, Criminal Law

Has anyone ever wondered how sports where the purpose of the activity is to cause harm to another, yet, not fall foul of criminal laws such as assault?...

Settling legal disputes by battle: A brief history of duelling

Filed under: Murder, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law

We can admit that it gets tiresome writing about the law sometimes and like other employees elsewhere, we here at FindLaw would also like the occasional...

Can intoxication from alcohol or drugs be used as a defence to a crime?

Filed under: Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Criminal Law Matters

Can being intoxicated or drunk be used as a defence for criminal matters? Find out here.

Double jeopardy: Can a person be punished twice for the same offence in Australia?

Filed under: Court Appearances, Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Murder, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Sexual Offences, Witnesses and Victims

It’s perhaps somewhat surprising when you think about how much of the law filters through via popular media and is particularly noticeable when it comes...

Changing trend in assaults in Sydney

Filed under: Assault & Battery, Criminal Law

Following the introduction of the lockout laws in Sydney in February 2014, there has been a recorded decrease in the number of alcohol- related assaults...

Section 123 of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008

Filed under: Anti-Social Laws, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, AVO/Domestic Violence

Case Study: Section 123 of the Family Violence Protection Act 2008.

Can a person commit a criminal offence of assault via the use of words?

Filed under: Assault & Battery, Criminal Law

Many readers will be familiar with the adage of ‘sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me’ – and although we’d like to believe...

A general look at assault laws in Australia

Filed under: Assault & Battery

The issue of assault has received wide media attention of late and although ‘assault’ may be seen as a catchall term relating to the offence, there are...

Assault with intent to have sexual intercourse

Filed under: Sexual Offences, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law

The statutory offence of ‘assault with intent to have sexual intercourse’ is found in Section 61K of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) (henceforth, the Act).

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