Going to Court? Book Your Free First Appointment

Violent Disorder

Violent Disorder is a crime under section 11A of the Summary Offences Act 1988 which carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in prison

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:

  1. You were one of three or more persons present together
  2. You threatened or used unlawful violence
  3. You intended to threaten or use unlawful violence, or you were aware your conduct may amount to violence, and
  4. The conduct of your group taken as a whole would cause a person of reasonable firmness to fear for their personal safety.

Your unlawful violence does not need to occur at the same time as that of the others, no person needs to actually be present at the scene, and the offence can occur in private as well as public places.

‘Violence’ includes:

violent conduct towards property or persons, and violent conduct which is not intended to cause injury or damage such as throwing an object towards a person but intending to miss them.

What Our Clients Say SEE ALL

  • ★★★★★

    Professional, efficient, helpful, and most importantly, he made me feel at ease

    Kent Park is an amazing lawyer. He is professional, efficient, helpful, and most importantly, he…

  • ★★★★★

    Professional, organised and compressible

    I would highly recommend Wissam Philopos from Sydney Criminal lawyers. Professional, organised and compressible, I couldn’t…

  • ★★★★★

    Excellent results

    Great service. Thanks Fahim for your great work. Excellent results. More than happy to refer…

  • ★★★★★

    Went above and beyond to make sure he got out even when there were issues with the corrective services and police

    Wissam is a champion lawyer he was successful in getting my mates bail and went…

Going to Court? Call For Your Free First Appointment