Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm - AOBH

Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm , commonly called "AOBH" is a serious charge of violence. For charges like this, a sentence of imprisonment is open to the court. 

Have you been charged with Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm and are looking for more information?

Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm or AOBH is a common charge after there has been some interaction between two or more people where someone was injured. The police will often charge the person they think is to blame. It might be been after a fight or other incident. "AOBH" is considered to be an "offence of violence" it is more serious than common assault but less serious than Grievous Bodily Harm. Because of the nature of ABOH, the courts can, and do require people with no criminal history to serve time in a prison after a conviction.

Murray Torcetti Lawyers prepare a Defence Assessment for all our clients. If you have been charged with AOBH, a Defence Assessment will take some of the uncertainty out of the situation and help you plan the best approach moving forward. More information about the Defence Assessment can be found here.

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What are the defences to the charge of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm

The offence of Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm has a number of defences open to people who gave been charged. All the defences are complicated in how the tests operate, how they have been applied, what needs to be raised and the various factual issues about force and proportion. Your lawyer will work out with you which defences may apply, to what extend and your prospects of successfully establishing them. Below are a few examples, but are not an exhaustive list or in-depth discussion on how they operate.

Can the charge be 'Case Conferenced'?

For criminal charges in Queensland, your defence lawyer will review your charges, the possible evidence and your instructions to start negotiating the charges. The aim of case conferencing for defence lawyers is to place you in the most favourable position by resisting charges and facts that are not supported by evidence, law or contrary to your instructions.

What is Case Conferencing?

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