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Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law)

Welcome to the WA Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law) article page. Everything you need to know about Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law) according to WA Law.

What the Law states according to WA Law for Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law)

According to WA Law for the charge of Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law),

Section 281: If a person unlawfully assaults another and that person dies as a direct or indirect result of the assault, the person is guilty of a crime. The person is guilty of a crime even if the person does not intend or foresee the death of the other person and even if the death was not reasonably foreseeable.Section 222 of the Criminal Code defines assault: A person who strikes, touches or moves, or otherwise applies force of any kind to another person, either directly or indirectly, without his/her consent (or with his/her consent if that consent is obtained by fraud), or who by any bodily act or gesture attempts or threatens to apply force of any kind to another without his/her consent, under such circumstances that the person making the attempt or threat has actually or apparently a present ability to effect his/her purpose, is said to assault that other person, and the act is called ‘assault’.

The Maximum Penalty – Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law)

According to WA Law for the charge of Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law), the maximum penalty is imprisonment for 10 years.

What the Police must prove according to WA Law for Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law)

  1. That the conduct alleged was an assault;
  2. That the assault was unlawful; and
  3. That the victim died as a direct or indirect result of that assault.

Possible Defences under WA Law – Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law)

(a) Provocation;
(b) Duress;
(c) Emergency;
(d) Identification (ie. the accused is not the person who assaulted the victim);
(e) The death was not caused by the assault; and
(f) Accident.

In WA which court will hear the matter – Unlawful Assault Causing Death (One Punch Law)

The matter will be heard in the District Court or the Supreme Court depending on circumstances of the case.

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