Assault Offence Lawyers – Melbourne

If you have been charged with offences relating to assault then we can help.

Rowan Skinner & Associates Lawyers will appear on your behalf in Magistrates Courts in Melbourne in relation to assault cases. I am a criminal lawyer with experience helping clients in need of an assault lawyer in Northcote, Coburg, Brunswick, Kew and other surrounding north east suburbs.

We have handled many cases relating to assault. We understand that the judiciary always treat any criminal offence relating to violence very seriously and that preparation is important to achieving the right outcome.

The Potential Charges

Often the police lay a variety of charges, including unlawful assault, common assault, assault in company, recklessly causing injury and serious injury, negligently causing serious injury, intentionally causing injury and serious injury, conduct endangering person, conduct endangering life, affray and riot.

In most cases you will only plead guilty to one or two of these charges and in some cases none at all. For information on the various types of assault charges each click on the relevant offence listed on the right of this page.

There are a number of factors that could potentially mitigate a client’s actions and in some cases remove any criminal culpability at all.

Assault matters often involve multiple parties being charged. In many instances police find it very difficult to prove matters in relation to individual defendants.

The importance of engaging a specialist criminal lawyer to assist with charges involving violence cannot be overstated. Rowan Skinner & Associates Lawyers are experienced in criminal law and so you can be assured that when you engage our firm you are getting the very best representation. 

Seek Legal Advice

It is imperative that you seek legal advice before attempting to resolve any matter involving an assault.

There are many factors to consider when determining how best to resolve an assault matter. These may include whether weapons were involved, the frequency and duration of the assault/s, the location of the assault/s, the type of victim/s, the nature and extent of the injuries, whether there was provocation and the complicity of the victim.

Competently addressing the above questions is crucial in achieving the correct outcome. This is why it pays to consult an experienced criminal lawyer who deals with these matters regularly.

If you have assault charges pending or you are facing a police interview, call our office today and arrange to see one of our specialist assault lawyers.

The right advice and representation can make all the difference in relation to assault offences. Contact an assault lawyer Northcote residents have benefited from before. Call us on 03 9995 9155.

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I regularly refer my clients to Rowan Skinner and Asc when they need representation. My clients have consistently had excellent advice and successful outcomes through Rowan’s representation at Court and when negotiating settlements. These proven results in combination with Rowan’s personal ability to engage with a diverse range of people, ensures that I will continue to refer my clients who need a family lawyer in Melbourne.


Rowan represented me in the Magistrates Court and the County Court in relation to very serious charges. Rowan was thorough, professional and diligent in his preparation and responded appropriately to my needs. I was acquitted of all charges.


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