How can we help you?
- We can represent any person who has been accused of assault - including Common Assault, Assault by Beating, Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Grievous Bodily Harm, Domestic Violence, Racial Assault and Assault on a minor. We can help you if you are asked to attend the police station or have been charged with assault and are due appear before a court.
- We can assist those who have made a mistake and want to accept their wrongdoing by providing expert mitigation in court to ensure that your side of the story is explained to reduce the impact of such an offence.
- We also can assist those who wish to plead Not Guilty. Assault allegations can often leave innocent people in a vulnerable position as often the case is based on evidence only coming from the accused as there need not be any injuries for an assault allegation to be made. The police will often charge people with assault, even if there were no other independent witnesses as the police will take any allegation that they receive seriously. Any person who is wrongfully accused will need to ensure that they are properly represented in court to ensure they properly defend their case.
- We can also assist those who accept that they did cause injuries to another but only in Self Defence of themselves or another. The law says that any person who is in fear of an imminent attack can use reasonable force to protect themselves, their property or another. We can help prepare your case of Self Defence in court.
Lucinda Dore in our criminal department has assisted many people wrongfully accused and has been securing Not Guilty verdicts for many clients over the past 13 years.
It can be both terrifying and frustrating for any person who has had such a false allegation made against them particularly those who are at risk of losing their livelihood if convicted.
We appreciate that cases can be sensitive and we will be able to provide you with robust and confidential advice to protect you.