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It is possible for all offenders charged with affray and public violence to avoid a criminal conviction if the court makes an order under section 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act. However, a first offender is far more likely to receive a section 10 than a repeat offender.
The table below outlines the percentage of section 10’s issued to first offenders for affray and public violence type offences against all other penalties imposed. Obviously, the more serious the offence the lower the percentage.
For more serious offences, where a section 10 is unlikely or unavailable, we have listed the average jail term for first offences.
|Offence||Percentage of first offenders who get a section 10||Average jail term for first offenders|
|Start Bushfire||12-18 months|
If you would like us to advise you on your chances of obtaining a section 10 for an affray and public violence offence, please contact us.
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.