Assaults / Violence Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Causing Injury Intentionally page. Check out the information on this page to know more about the offence Causing Injury Intentionally under VIC criminal law.

What the Law States

Causing Injury Intentionally

18. Causing injury intentionally

A person who, without lawful excuse, intentionally or recklessly causes injury to another person is guilty of an indictable offence.

Maximum Penalty – Causing Injury Intentionally

10 years

What the Police Must Prove – Causing Injury Intentionally

(a) The accused caused injury to another.
(b) The injury was caused intentionally.
(c) The injury was caused without lawful excuse.

Street Names

Assault causing injury, Assault and injury

Possible Defences

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Identification dispute
(d) Lack of intent
(e) Mental impairment
(f) Necessity
(g) Self defence

Which court will hear the matter

Magistrates’ Court

Further law information can be found on Melbourne Criminal Lawyers site (click here) as well as on FindLaw (here).


Date: 09/01/2009