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What is the penalty for first offence common assult, W.A,

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what is the penalty for first offence common assult
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: W.A
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: YES
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Its my first ever offence the victim is my wife and she has forgiven me and will be in court to will support me with a letter to the judge.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 7 months ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. I will do my best to assist you with your question.

Expert:  Leon replied 7 months ago.

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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