Assaults & Weapon Charges

Melbourne Criminal Lawyers Balot Reilly
462 William St Melbourne West VIC 3003

It is important to contact our best criminal lawyers in Melbourne for weapons and assault charges if you are charged with violence or weapons offences.

WEAPON CRIMES
A weapon/s crime in Australia is the criminal act that involves the illegal use, sale, possession or distribution/trafficking of a weapon/s. A weapon/s crime can be committed with weapon/s not prohibited by law, like a kitchen knife, and by weapon/s prohibited by law, like a firearm or pepper spray.

DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Did you know that possessing an imitation firearm is a weapons offence and that altering identification marks on a weapon is also a criminal offence in Australia? Other weapons prohibited by law include throwing stars and using crossbows, knuckledusters, thumb cuffs, nun-chucks and kung fu sticks amongst many others.

Weapon offences are very serious crimes and the courts can be very harsh when handing down penalties for carrying or using weapons. If you're accused of committing a weapons offence, you will require the services of a skilled, resourceful and experienced criminal defence lawyer from Balot Reilly.

WEAPON CRIMES PENALTIES
Most of the penalties for weapon crimes are very serious in Australia. The penalties include substantial fines, community corrections orders, or a term of imprisonment.
You need to be aware that a conviction for a weapon offence will leave a black mark on your permanent criminal record. Beyond that, it can cripple your reputation and good standing within the community and stop you from traveling to a lot of countries around the world including but not limited to USA or United Kingdom (UK)

TYPES OF WEAPON CHARGES
There are different types of weapon charge and our Melbourne criminal defence lawyers are experts in defending;

  • All firearm charges including possession,use,discharge and trafficking in firearms
  • Armed robberies
  • All prohibited weapon charges including possession,use, trafficking and importation of prohibited weapons such as flick knives, pepper spray, mace, taser guns etc.
  • Possession of explosives and fire crackers
  • Unlawful possession of pocket knives, baseball bats etc

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    If you or a friend or someone in your family have been charged with a weapon crime you need to contact the best criminal lawyers in Melbourne from Balot Reilly who can defend you and fight these weapon/assault charges in your best interests.

    ASSAULT CRIMES
    An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an apparent, present ability to cause the harm. Although an assault need not involve actual physical contact, it usually involves a battery or contact against the victim. It is a crime that may result in criminal charges. Assault charges require an experienced criminal defence lawyer from Balot Reilly because the legal ramifications of a finding of guilt by a Magistrate are serious.

    LEGAL DEFENCES TO ASSAULT CHARGES
    Assault charges can be defended in many ways. Balot Reilly criminal defence lawyers are experts in successfully defending assault charges by raising lawful defences that can succeed against an assault charge such as;

  • Self defence
  • Resisting an unlawful arrest or detention by police or security guards.
  • Defences where the physical contact is unintentional.
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    TYPES OF ASSAULT CRIMES
    Our criminal defence lawyers are experts in defending the following types of assault crimes;

  • Domestic violence charges.
  • Common assaults.
  • Assault causing injury.
  • Assault causing serious injury.
  • Indecent assault.
  • Unlawful and dangerous acts endangering serious injuries or life.
  • Blackmail and extortion.
  • Threats to kill or cause serious injuries.
  • Manslaughter charges.
  • Murder charges.
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    WHAT TO DO WHEN ARRESTED BY POLICE?
    As soon as you're arrested for a weapon or assualt related offence;

  • Ask for an experienced criminal defence lawyer from Balot Reilly and
  • Refrain from answering any questions other than your name, your address and your date of birth. The reason is that you have a right to silence to ensure that you do not provide responses that might incriminate you.

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    It is your legal right to contact an experienced criminal defence lawyer from Balot Reilly. You should contact our Melbourne criminal defence lawyers immediately and we will advise you on how to handle your case. If you make contact early enough, we could, in many circumstances, SAVE YOU from from being charged with weapon or assault charges and ultimately in most circumstances save you from a potential term of imprisonment.

    Remember the police interrogation/police interview stage is a critical stage in the case against suspects because police invariably use this opportunity to obtain incriminating answers to support their case. In fact seasoned police detectives will tell you that most criminal investigations are won and lost at this early stage.

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    OUR EXPERTISE IN WEAPONS & ASSAULTS CHARGES
    Mr Balot is an expert criminal defence lawyer who is frequently consulted by the media for his expertise in criminal law. His expert interpretations of criminal law issues and his concise explanations are highly regarded. His second decade of criminal law advocacy experience of successfully defending those who are charged with, on the one hand possession of a pocket knife and on the other hand trafficking in a large quantity of lethal firearms is invaluable in defending your case

    Our Melbourne criminal lawyers can assist you in defending weapon and assault charges by applying the law to the relevant facts in your case and preparing persuasive legal submissions by reference to the current laws on theft and fraud in order to maximise your chances of success.
    Our criminal law defence experience extends to defending your case before court and defending your legal interests after court. This is priceless for the management of your case.

    HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER IN MELBOURNE?
    If you have been charged with a weapon or assault charges, you need to carefully consider which criminal defence lawyer you choose to represent you. A great criminal lawyer is potentially able to maximize your chances to successfully defend the charges or to minimize your charges and increase your chances of getting a great result which often means keeping you out of jail or keeping a clean criminal record.

    Representing an individual charged with weapon or assault charges in Australia requires a particular skill set; great investigatory skills, legal research, writing submissions and effective cross-examination skills. Our criminal defence lawyers are experts in drafting comprehensive, well-written, thoroughly researched and persuasive submissions for our clients.
    Don’t be fooled by empty promises, lawyers big noting themselves, mere publicity in the media, or lawyers claiming to have substantial criminal law experience who do not regularly appear in court; ask your criminal defence lawyer for proven results!

    At Balot Reilly we invite you to come and watch our best criminal defence lawyers in court when they appear for other accused persons and you can witness first hand the highest quality of legal representation.
    If you're accused or suspected of committing a weapon or assault crime you need to contact an experienced criminal defence lawyer from Balot Reilly, because the consequences of being charged and possibly convicted could cost you your freedom, destroy your livelihood, your relationship with your family and also affect your future prospects of employment, liberty to travel and lead a fullfilling life.

    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE IN COURT AND YOU NEED HELP FROM THE BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER IN MELBOURNE?
    It's never too late contact an expert criminal lawyer for weapons and assaults from Balot Reilly to immediately assist you in court and to fight for you. You can contact our office on 03 9326 6606 or our 24/7 emergency hotline 0421 905 576.

    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU'RE IN COURT AND YOU'RE UNHAPPY WITH YOUR CRIMINAL LAWYER IN WEAPON AND ASSAULT CHARGES?

  • If you are legally represented you need to communicate your concerns to your current lawyer and
  • Ask the presiding Magistrate, Judge, Member or any other person presiding for an adjournment to engage new legal representation and
  • Contact Balot Reilly expert criminal lawyers for weapon and assault charges from Melbourne if you want great legal representation in court.
    It's never too late to call Balot Reilly criminal lawyers to represent you in weapon and assault charges in all Victorian and Australian courts to fight for your rights, restore your confidence and peace of mind and achieve the best possible outcome in court for your unique legal situation.

    Melbourne Criminal Lawyers for Assaults & Weapon Charges Balot Reilly
    462 William Street Melbourne West, Victoria 3003

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