Offences against persons or property

9 Common assault

Every person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $4,000 who assaults any other person.

Compare: 1952 No 43 s 4(1); 1967 No 154 s 2(2); 1970 No 138 s 2(1)

Section 9: amended, on 1 January 1998, by section 7 of the Summary Offences Amendment Act 1997 (1997 No 97).