Resisting/Assaulting Police

Resisting / Assaulting Police

In NSW it is an offence to interfere or prevent police from doing their job. A person can be charged if they do something that amounts to ‘resisting’ or ‘hindering’ police while they are working. A person can also be charged if they encourage someone else to ‘resist’, ‘hinder’ or assault police. The maximum penalty is 10 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 month

In NSW, assaults against Police Officers are taken extremely seriously. A charge of assaulting a police officer in their execution of duty carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.