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Assault

The vast majority of ‘Assaults’ or ‘Violent Crime’, is governed by the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.

Such offences include:

  • Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (ABH s.47)
  • Malicious Wounding or Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH s.20)
  • Wounding and causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent (GBH s.18)

Offences such as Common Assault, Assault PC, Assault on an Emergency Workers, are governed by alternative legislation.

Violent offences have a wide range of sentencing options, statutory maximums for the most commonly charged offences are as follows:

Offence Maximum Sentence
Common Assault 6 Months Imprisonment
Assault PC 6 Months Imprisonment
Assault on Emergency Worker 12 Months Imprisonment
ABH (s.47) 5 Years Imprisonment
GBH (s.20) 5 Years Imprisonment
GBH (s.18) Life Imprisonment

 

The issues in such offences however can be just as complex as other crimes, and further, what may be seen as a wholly innocuous incident by some, could still be deemed an assault, and may still attract criminal liability, regardless of whether there is any intention on behalf of an individual to assault the victim or otherwise.

Apex lawyers can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our practice doesn’t stop, nor does our representation stop, as arrest can happen at any time.

 

If you, a family member, or a friend thinks that they may need advice

Do not hesitate to call our office on: 0116 299 1999
Or for the 24 hour Police station number: 0794 902 0809

Apex lawyers can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our practice doesn’t stop, nor does our representation stop, as arrest can happen at any time.

 

If you, a family member, or a friend thinks that they may need advice

Do not hesitate to call our office on: 0116 299 1999
Or for the 24 hour Police station number: 0794 902 0809