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Domestic Violence Offences

Domestic violence offences in New South Wales (NSW) are governed by the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. These offenses are designed to protect individuals from abusive behavior within domestic relationships. Domestic violence includes physical, emotional, psychological, and economic abuse.

Examples of domestic violence offenses in NSW include:

Assault

Common assault: Intentionally causing another person to fear physical harm. This can include threats and gestures.

The maximum penalty for common assault is 2 years imprisonment.

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm: Causing physical injury that is more than transient or trifling.

The maximum penalty for assault occasioning actual bodily harm is 5 years imprisonment.

Stalking and Intimidation

Stalking or intimidating with the intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm. This can include repeated and unwanted contact, surveillance, or threats.

The maximum penalty for stalking and intimidated is 5 years imprisonment.

Damage to Property

Wilfully or recklessly damaging property belonging to another person, including joint property within a domestic relationship.

Breaching Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs):

AVOs are court orders designed to protect victims of domestic violence by restricting the behaviour of the alleged offender. Breaching the conditions of an AVO is a criminal offense.

The maximum penalties for breaching an AVO or an ADVO is 2 years imprisonment.

Sexual Assault

Any non-consensual sexual act within a domestic relationship constitutes a serious offense.

The penalty for sexual assault offences varies with a maximum of life imprisonment for the most serious offences.

It’s important to note that these penalties represent the maximum and actual sentences can vary based on the circumstances of each case. Additionally, domestic violence laws are subject to change, so it’s advisable to consult the latest legislation or seek legal advice for the most up-to-date information. Call Michelle today at 0414 812 182.

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Domestic Violence Offences

Domestic violence offences in New South Wales (NSW) are governed by the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007. These offenses are designed to protect individuals from abusive behavior within domestic relationships. Domestic violence includes physical, emotional, psychological, and economic abuse.

Examples of domestic violence offenses in NSW include:

Assault

Common assault: Intentionally causing another person to fear physical harm. This can include threats and gestures.

The maximum penalty for common assault is 2 years imprisonment.

Assault occasioning actual bodily harm: Causing physical injury that is more than transient or trifling.

The maximum penalty for assault occasioning actual bodily harm is 5 years imprisonment.

Stalking and Intimidation

Stalking or intimidating with the intent to cause fear of physical or mental harm. This can include repeated and unwanted contact, surveillance, or threats.

The maximum penalty for stalking and intimidated is 5 years imprisonment.

Damage to Property

Wilfully or recklessly damaging property belonging to another person, including joint property within a domestic relationship.

Breaching Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs):

AVOs are court orders designed to protect victims of domestic violence by restricting the behaviour of the alleged offender. Breaching the conditions of an AVO is a criminal offense.

The maximum penalties for breaching an AVO or an ADVO is 2 years imprisonment.

Sexual Assault

Any non-consensual sexual act within a domestic relationship constitutes a serious offense.

The penalty for sexual assault offences varies with a maximum of life imprisonment for the most serious offences.

It’s important to note that these penalties represent the maximum and actual sentences can vary based on the circumstances of each case. Additionally, domestic violence laws are subject to change, so it’s advisable to consult the latest legislation or seek legal advice for the most up-to-date information. Call Michelle today at 0414 812 182.

ENQUIRE CONSULTATION

For all enquiries, please contact us on the form below.

Please complete all fields marked with *

OR CALL 0414 812 182