There is only one penalty but being a first offence the court can show leniency if the person pleads guilty.
The amount of leniency depends on how severe the assault was and if the person show remorse.
Common Assault has a fine of up to $18,000.00 and 18 months jail with no aggravation or $36,000.00 and 3 years with aggrevation
These are maximums the courts can impose but it all depends on the what the magistrates has in front of them.
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