An affray is charged when a person uses or threatens unlawful violence towards another and whose conduct is such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his or her personal safety is guilty of affray.
These offences are aggravated when committed in company. Affrays can include fighting in a public place, however the penalties associated with these offences are much more severe than the penalty associated with the single charge of fighting in a public place.
Hinder/resist police: Hindering police is an offence that is committed when a person’s actions result in the job of police, acting in the course of their duty, being made more difficult.
Resisting police occurs when a person is placed under arrest or is under ‘defacto arrest’ and acts to prevent the police from arresting them.
We have handled numerous matters of this nature and have obtained desirable outcomes for our clients.