Assaults, Threats, Weapons and Firearms

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If charged with an assault, making threats or using weapons or firearms it is imperative that you seek legal advice.  There are a number of defences available and there are often instances where a lawyer can seek for the downgrade of the charge.


There is a wide range of assault charges

  • Aggravated assault
  • Common assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault occasioning bodily harm
  • Unlawful wounding
  • Grievous bodily harm
  • Suffocation or strangulation

The type of charge will depend a lot on the situation and the injuries suffered. However, in many assaults it often involve a situation where a person may have acted in self-defence or have been provoked and these defences should be fully explored with a lawyer.  In a lot of instances the charges can be downgraded or defended due to the circumstances of the matter.


A wide range of conduct may be deemed threats, including verbal threats as well as threatening behaviour. Common threats include threats to:

  • Kill, injure, endanger or harm any person
  • Destroy, damage, endanger or harm any property
  • Cause a detriment of any kind to another person
  • Distribute an intimate image of another (sometimes referred to as “revenge porn”)

If a person is charged with making a threat, it is necessary to discuss the circumstances surrounding the case with a lawyer to determine whether there are defences available and that there was clearly a threat. Defences that may be open to a person charged with making a threat include wrongful identification and that there was an absence of intention that the threat be taken seriously.

Weapons and Firearms Offences

Western Australia has very strict weapon and firearms offences and carry serious consequences.  Firearm and weapon offences can result in severe penalties, including fines and imprisonment. The consequences often depend on factors such as the type of weapon and weapon offences involved, the intent of the individual, and any previous criminal history.

In addition to offences involving the use of weapons and firearms, the are strict laws as to the licensing requirements of owning a firearm and certain weapons.

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If you are facing charges of assault, making a threat or anything involving a weapon or firearm If you’re facing firearm or weapon charges, Smiddy-Brown Legal is able to provide you expert advice and represent you.  Our dedicated lawyers are committed to safeguarding your rights, advocating for your interests, and guiding you towards the best possible resolution.

We have the experience and expertise to represent you through all the legal processes, procedures and technicalities to protect your legal rights and achieve the best possible outcome for you .  

Call our lawyers on (08) 9468 3645 and relax with confidence knowing that your matter is in good hands.

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Carolyn Smiddy-Brown

Director, Solicitor and Barrister


Robert Jamieson

Solicitor and Barrister