Affray and Public Violence

This section includes sentencing statistics and maximum penalties for affray and public violence offences including affray T1 Law part 433riotviolent disorder, and start bushfire. It also explains the likely penalties for affray first offenders.

Affray charges are often difficult to prove. Self defence can often be raised to as a defence to an affray charge. We have successfully defended many affray charges and know the sentencing principles impacting the offence of affray very well.

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