Category: Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm

Woman Who Stabbed Boyfriend Avoids Prison


By Blake O’Connor An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend with a knife has avoided prison, after the judge found that imprisonment would damage her prospects of a medical career. The perceived leniency of the sentence has led to a public outcry, with critics suggesting the “white, female” student would have been sent to ...

12 Reasons to Choose Sydney Criminal Lawyers


Being prosecuted for a criminal or traffic offence can be a nerve-wracking experience. You may be unfamiliar with the process, unsure of the best way forward and concerned about the outcome. But whether you are charged with a less-serious matter such as drug possession, drink driving or common assault, or accused of something as serious as ...

Surf Rage – The Scourge On Our Beaches


Australian beaches can be a dangerous place and, apparently, it’s not just the big fish you have to be wary of if you’re a surfer. A 29-year old is the latest person to be charged over a surf rage incident, which ironically happened in Byron Bay on the far north New South Wales Coast. A ...

Woman Stabs Boyfriend for Refusing Threesome


A man in the US has allegedly been stabbed in the arm and abdomen after refusing to participate in a ‘threesome’ with his girlfriend and another woman. The defendant, forty-two year old Teresa Gillard, met a woman at a local dog park on the morning of the incident and they exchanged details. After returning home, ...

One-Punch Attack Leaves Young Man in Coma


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim Three teenagers on the Gold Coast have been charged over an alleged one-punch assault in Surfers Paradise that has left a 21-year old man fighting for his life. The alleged victim, Thomas Dover, was walking on Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise with a friend in the early hours of ...

Christmas Gone Wrong


Christmas Day is a time to gather with family and friends to rejoice in the yuletide spirit. But for some, a long day of drinking, conversation and festivities can spark pent up emotions and have dangerous consequences. It was reported that in the early hours of Boxing day 2016, two brothers, aged 43 and 41, ...

Is it ever ok for a man to punch a woman in the face?


In legal terms the answer is yes, as long as the man is acting in self-defence. A Magistrate has found that a young man who punched a woman unconscious outside a nightclub in the Newcastle CBD on Boxing Day, acted in self-defence. Shaun Rudder broke down in tears outside the court after being acquitted of all ...

Mum Faces Court After Leaving Kids Home-Alone


A 28-year-old stepmother has been arrested after leaving her children home-alone while she flew out of the country. Speaking through an interpreter, she said the children’s passports didn’t arrive on time, forcing her to leave them at home while she sought to fix the situation. She feels police have no business interfering with her decision, saying ...

Australians Sick of ‘Coward Punch’ Attacks


By January 2014, Australians were sick and tired of young people’s lives being destroyed by mindless violence during nights of heavy drinking. Devastating one punch attacks, which were then referred to as “king hits”, were causing increasing concern. At that time, 18-year-old Daniel Christie (above) was in a critical condition after being attacked by a ...

Man Faces Court for Allegedly Spreading HIV


The Downing Centre Court has only been open for two weeks since the summer break, but has already seen its fair share of interesting cases. Perhaps one of the most disturbing so far is that of a man accused of infecting his boyfriend with HIV and failing to forewarn other sexual partners about his condition. ...