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Assault Offences in Victoria


Crimes of assault are one of the most serious, and common, offences committed against the person in Victoria.  They are dealt with in the Crimes Act 1958 and the Summary Offences Act 1966.  Different offences, and penalties, apply depending on the seriousness of the assault. The elements of the offence that must be proved by the Crown may also differ.  These offences include:

  • common assault (section 23 of the Summary Offences Act and the common law);
  • aggravated assault (section 24 of the Summary Offences Act);
  • more serious assaults (section 31 of the Crimes Act);
  • intentionally or recklessly causing injury (sections 15A to 19A of the Crimes Act);
  • threatening to kill a person or inflict serious injury on a person (sections 20 and 21 of the Crimes Act); and
  • certain indecent assaults (sections 39 and 40 of the Crimes Act).

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Michelle Makela is one of our Legal Practice Directors and the National Practice Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and a Master’s in Criminology. Michelle has had a varied career, working in commercial litigation, criminal law, family law and estate planning. Michelle joined Go To Court Lawyers in 2011. She now supervises a team of over 80 solicitors across Australia.

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