Category: Affray

Motorcycle Club Member in Court Over Brawl


A high-ranking motorcycle club member is facing court after a brawl at Wallsend in the Hunter Valley just before Christmas – and police are talking tough, promising to crackdown on club members in the region. Police attended the scene on December 9, where they say a group of men were fighting with weapons including a ...

Man Narrowly Escapes Prison for Assault at Newtown Pub


A man who assaulted a transgender woman at a Newtown pub has narrowly escaped prison time. Alexis Ozanne is one of two men charged with assaulting Stephanie McCarthy at a Newtown pub. He pleaded guilty to ‘affray’ and ‘assault occasioning actual bodily harm’, and was sentenced to an 18-month good behaviour bond plus 150 hours ...

NRL’s Fifita Brothers in Hot Water


Footy players are increasingly in the media for their behaviour off-the-field, and not just their contributions to schools and the community. Cronulla players Andrew and David Fifita are under investigation after a weekend game where it is alleged that they physically and verbally assaulted officials during a junior football game between St Mary’s and St ...

Validity of Anti-Biker Laws Upheld by the High Court


The High Court recently dismissed a challenge to the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Act, upholding its validity. The decision is the latest in a long running saga between the United Motorcycle Council and State governments. Governments have passed various pieces of legislation aimed at dismantling the operations of motorcycle gangs after a number of violent ...

What is the Maximum Sentencing for Affray?


Legal terminology can often be confusing, and a case in point is the offence known as affray. The word affray might conjure up images of all-in brawls, but actually you can be up on affray charges without having hurt anyone. You can be charged with affray for carrying out or threatening to carry out unlawful ...

What is Affray in NSW Law?


Affray in NSW law is classified as a ‘public disorder’ offence, and comes with penalties ranging from fines, to ten years imprisonment. Although originally created to deal with widespread unrest and disturbances that endangered public safety, affray charges are now becoming more common in private situations. What is affray? Affray is legally defined as “a person ...

Will a Criminal Record or AVO Affect My Security Licence?


Do you already work in the security industry, or are you considering a career in the field? Whether you are currently employed or looking for work, you will need to have a security licence for most security-related occupations. If you are currently facing criminal charges, you may be concerned about how a criminal conviction or ...