Assault Lawyers Melbourne

Josh Smith Legal has worked in a wide variety of assault cases. We have acted for clients charged with the most serious types of assaults, such as Causing Injury in Circumstances of Gross Violence; and in less serious cases, such as Common Assault charges.

We have beaten assault cases in court and successfully negotiated for assault charges to be dropped or downgraded. Not only this, but we have also successfully persuaded police not to charge people with assault-related charges, which has saved them from ever being charged and having to go to court.

Types Of Assault Charges

There are various types of assault-related criminal offences in Victoria.

The most common types of assault charges are:

  1. Unlawful assault.
  2. Intentionally or recklessly cause injury.
  3. Intentionally or recklessly cause serious injury.
  4. Intentionally or recklessly cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence.
  5. Affray.

The penalties vary massively depending on the type of charge, ranging from 3 months jail for an Unlawful Assault charge to 20 years jail for the charge of intentionally causing injury in circumstances of gross violence.


As you can see, assault charges are varied and there are different types of charges which reflect the particular acts someone is accused of having committed.

Regardless of what type of assault charge(s) you have, it is absolutely essential that you get sound legal advice from criminal lawyers who have experience in beating these types of charges.

The good news is that there are numerous defences available for all assault-related charges no matter how serious the case may seem, but the trick is to find a criminal lawyer who not only has the knowledge necessary to beat the charges, but also the energy and passion to fight every step of the way.

If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of assault charge, please contact Josh Smith Legal right away so that we can get to work and help bring you peace of mind!