By Doogue + George Criminal Defence Lawyers

This is an assault charge under section 31 of the Crimes Act which relates to assaulting Police.

This charge is heard in the Magistrates’ court and the maximum penalty is 5 years imprisonment.


To prove this charge, Prosecution must show that you

1.   assaulted a person with the intention to commit an indictable offence

2.    or assaulted a police officer

3.    or resisted a police officer

4     or obstructed a police officer.

 For more information about this charge click on the following link Assault


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