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Offences and Penalties

The tables below list just some of the more common criminal and traffic offences prosecuted in the Local and District Courts. There are of course many other offences which we can advise you on.

It is important to note that the penalties relevant to each offence are maximum penalties only. These penalties are also of course only applicable where you have pleaded guilty or have been found guilty.

The penalties for each offence range from a no-conviction to full-time imprisonment. The penalty is determined by a number of factors. There are also defences available to some offences. For example, the defence of ‘self-defence’ to an offence of assault, the defence of ‘claim of right’ to an offence of larceny, the defence of ‘medical grounds’ for an offence of Fail to Submit to Breath Analysis and so on. 

These penalties are a guide only and may not apply to you. Contact us today to discuss the possible penalties and defences available to your case. 

 

Criminal Offences

OFFENCE

MAX. PENALTY

MAX. PENALTY IN THE LOCAL COURT

LIKELY PENALTY

Common Assault

2 years imprisonment

12 mths imprisonment and/or a fine of $2,200

 

 

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Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

5 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500

 

 

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Assault Police

5 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500

 

 

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Resist Police

5 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500

 

 

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Stalk/Intimidate

5 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500

 

 

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Affray

5 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500

 

 

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Robbery

14 years imprisonment

N/A

 

 

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Steal from Person

14 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment if amount exceeds $5,000 and 12 months imprisonment if less
than $5,000

 

 

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Break & Enter

14 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment if the amount is less
than $15,000

 

 

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Larceny

5 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment if amount exceeds $5,000 and 12 months imprisonment if less
than $5,000

 

 

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Obtain Benefit by Deception

10 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment

 

 

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Sexual Assault

14 years imprisonment with non-parole period of 7 years

N/A

 

 

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Indecent Assault

5 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500

 

 

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Aggravated Indecent Assault

10 years imprisonment

2 years imprisonment and/or a fine of $5,500

 

 

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Possess or Supply Prohibited Drug

Depends on the drug

Depends on the drug

 

 

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In the table below we have provided the maximum penalty for first time offences only. For second or subsequent offences, please call us to discuss.

 

Traffic Offences

OFFENCE

MAX. PENALTY IN THE LOCAL COURT

 

LIKELY PENALTY

Negligent Driving Causing Death

First offence: $3,300 fine, 18 months imprisonment and an  automatic 3 years disqualification which can be reduced to 12 months minimum

 

 

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Negligent Driving Causing GBH

First offence: $2,200 fine, 9 months imprisonment and an automatic disqualification of 3 years which can be reduced to 12 months minimum

 

 

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Dangerous Driving

First offence: $2,200 fine, 9 months imprisonment and an automatic disqualification of 3 years which can be reduced to 12 months minimum

 

 

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Drive with Low-Range PCA

First offence: $1,100 fine and an automatic disqualification of 6 months which can be reduced to 3 months minimum

 

 

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Drive with Mid-Range PCA

First offence: $2,200 fine, 9 months imprisonment and an automatic disqualification of 12 months which can be reduced to 6 months minimum

 

 

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Drive with High-Range PCA

First offence: $3,300 fine, 18 months imprisonment and an automatic disqualification of 3 years which can be reduced to 12 months minimum

 

 

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Refuse Breath Analysis

First offence: $3,300 fine, 18 months imprisonment and an automatic disqualification of 3 years which can be reduced to 12 months minimum

 

 

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DUI of Illicit Drug

First offence: $2,200 fine, 9 months imprisonment and an automatic disqualification of 12 months which can be reduced to 6 months minimum

 

 

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Drive Whilst License Disqualified, Suspended, Cancelled

First offence: $3,300 fine, 18 months imprisonment and an automatic disqualification of 12 months

 

 

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